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The Counterfeiters

Online sales of fake items on the rise

Sales of counterfeit goods on the internet may be on the rise, but Hong Kong customs officers say they are more than up to the task of cracking down on the crime.

Wednesday, 14 September, 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

Fake expectations

If imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery, famous brand names must be basking in compliments judging by the array of counterfeit handbags and clothes seized by customs officers in Hong Kong this year.

25 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Authorities try to rein in forged land certificates

A notice ordering a nationwide clean up of forged land certificates has been issued by the Ministry of Land and Natural Resources.

9 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Mainland DVD pirates play another critical role

Mainland DVD counterfeiters, it seems, not only have a wicked sense of humour, but culture as well. Some even read high-brow The Boston Globe.

How else can you explain this quote taken from the Globe's respected film critic Ty Burr that appears on a fake disc package of Memoirs of a Geisha starring the yummy trio Zhang Ziyi, Michelle Yeoh and Gong Li?

27 May 2006 - 12:00am

War without an end

Americans are fighting a war in China, a more unwinnable war than the one they are fighting in Iraq. So far, the casualties are not high enough to have mothers screaming for their sons' safety. But the worry beads are being stroked hard enough at the White House for President George W.

4 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

Customs seize millions of dollars of counterfeit items

Updated at 5.29pm: Some $14 million worth of counterfeit items were seized on Thursday when customs officers raided fashion shops and warehouses ? mostly located in Central.

A spokesman said two men and 12 women were also arrested during the large anti-counterfeiting operation.

14 Jan 2005 - 12:00am

Fashion lets slip its fig leaf

Has it ever struck you that the fashion industry needs to be told the story of the emperor's new clothes? You have undoubtedly seen those European fashion shows that our television stations increasingly inflict on us in which sour-faced bony hags wearing awkwardly draped textiles that you never see on the street are applauded for the highly skilled job of walking towards a camera.

31 May 2000 - 12:00am

Beijing losing in fake-cigarette war

The mainland is losing the battle against counterfeit cigarettes, with the number seized this year triple that of two years ago and local government and Communist Party officials allegedly involved in the trade.

21 Oct 1999 - 12:00am

Police battle to stub out cigarette counterfeiters

Police are finding it harder to crack down on cigarette counterfeiters as the bootleggers become better organised.

Information from the national anti-counterfeit office showed many cigarette producers ran their operations as big businesses and many invested heavily to upgrade production equipment.

13 May 1996 - 12:00am

Customs $1m raid on counterfeiters

CD scam . . . Ronny Tsang, head of Customs' Intellectual Property Bureau with some of the 18,593 pirated CD-ROMs worth $1.1 million found in a raid on a Shamshuipo arcade at the weekend. Officers arrested 37 men in the blitz.

1 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Officials use new powers in purge of fake Ray-Bans

MAINLAND officials have seized and destroyed 20,000 pairs of counterfeit Ray-Ban sunglasses and 200,000 pieces of associated fake literature in Guangzhou.

The haul was the result of two raids by the Administration for Industry and Commerce (AIC), which was granted new powers on July 1 to crack down on counterfeiters.

9 Aug 1993 - 12:00am

Mainland train tickets forged

COUNTERFEITERS are defrauding China's Ministry of Railways of tens of millions of yuan each year.

24 Jul 1993 - 12:00am