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), accordTuesday, 12 July, 2011, 12:00am
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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