Exhibition hails success against I.P.R. violators

China's product safety agency has cracked down on more than 1,200 manufacturers involved in the production of more than one billion yuan (HK$1.2 billion) worth of fake products in a nine-month campaign against the infringement of intellectual property rights (IPR), accord

Tuesday, 12 July, 2011, 12:00am

Fake HK$100 notes seized in raid on 'factory'

Twice as many counterfeit HK$100 banknotes have been seized this year, compared with the same period last year.

Most of them were made in Hong Kong, police believe, after arresting two suspected syndicate members.

Police seized 568 fake notes in the first five months of this year, compared with 273 in the same period last year and 625 over the entire year.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

We have to do our bit in the war on fakes

Intellectual property rights are usually on the agenda whenever Chinese officials meet Western counterparts - as is likely when presidents Hu Jintao and Barack Obama hold talks in Washington on Wednesday. Each year, untold amounts of mainland-made name-brand fakes flood into the wider world.

15 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Action on fake medicine does not go far enough

Counterfeit pharmaceuticals can hurt or kill. Fake watches, handbags and DVDs cannot. That is obvious, but it is a point that Hong Kong authorities seem to have missed in fighting forgeries. The penalties for making, importing or selling either are similar. For the sake of our health and reputation, we should correct that urgently.

5 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

16 held as HK$1m in fake goods seized

30 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Customs seizure stops shops from pulling wool over boot-buyers' eyes

Customers who bought what they thought were name-brand Australian sheepskin boots recently would have been disappointed when they checked their purchases. Not only were the boots not products of the UGC brand, but they were not even sheepskin.

9 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

High-quality fake yuan notes found in Fuzhou

A batch of counterfeit yuan notes has been found on the mainland that are of higher quality than those recently seen in Hong Kong with 'HD' serial numbers.

Hong Kong money changers last night said they had not come across any fake notes similar to the new batch seized in Fuzhou city.

20 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Huizhou police crack counterfeiting ring, seize 90m yuan in fake notes

Huizhou police have cracked a massive counterfeiting ring, confiscating about 90 million yuan (HK$102 million) in fake notes, according to media reports.

Nine people were arrested in Huizhou during the operation on Monday, and three more were arrested in other Guangdong cities, Guangzhou newspapers reported.

26 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Mainland must act on conterfeiting menace

All economies have to contend with counterfeiters. But the problem is even more acute on the mainland because it remains essentially a cash-based economy. As if to highlight its seriousness, some mainland websites have brazenly advertised for sale high-quality bogus yuan notes that can cheat detection machines. Several were still running yesterday.

15 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Chart released to help spot the real notes

The People's Bank of China, the mainland's central bank, has released a chart in a rare move to help the public spot fake banknotes amid growing disquiet over an influx of counterfeits.

The chart identifies some 13 features that distinguish a real banknote from a counterfeit.

14 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Customs seize fake brand clothes

Nine people were arrested yesterday when customs officers raided six garment shops in Kowloon City and seized counterfeit clothes worth HK$1.4 million.

Officers seized about 12,000 items of clothing in shops on Lion Rock Road. Investigations showed the counterfeits were imitations of brand names and were out-of-season goods for export, substandard goods or samples.

30 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Fake digital-TV receivers seized

Customs officers will step up border inspections and street patrols in an effort to prevent the sale of counterfeit digital-television set-top boxes following the seizure of fakes.

13 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

60 held in swoop on IIs at flower fairs

Forty-three suspected illegal workers and 17 employers were arrested in a series of operations yesterday at Lunar New Year flower fairs.

Officers from the Labour Department, the police and the Immigration Department raided 26 stalls at fairs in Causeway Bay, Mong Kok, San Po Kong, Kwun Tong, Tsuen Wan and Sheung Shui.

5 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Man arrested with fake US$100 notes

Police seized 95 counterfeit US$100 banknotes after they arrested an Indian man in an ambush in a Wan Chai residential block yesterday. The seizure came as the result of an investigation into a counterfeit banknote syndicate, police said. The suspect, 29, was intercepted by officers lying in wait outside a flat.

23 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Fake yuan warning as Christmas approaches

A noticeable increase in the seizure of counterfeit mainland banknotes in Hong Kong this year has prompted police to warn the public to be aware of fakes in the lead-up to Christmas.

7 Dec 2007 - 12:00am