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Purge your pirate software, officials told

Beijing has instructed all government departments at or above municipal level to use genuine and authorised computer software by the end of next year.

Thursday, 10 November, 2011, 12:00am

Goods destroyed to publicise war on fakes

Nearly 200 mainland cities publicly destroyed tens of millions of fake and substandard goods yesterday as part of a major publicity drive intended to rein in the country's booming counterfeiting industry.

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

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), according to a government-organised online exhibition that opened yesterday.

12 Jul 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-Tiffany syndicate raided in Guangzhou

They say that if it looks too good to be true, it probably isn't.

So the next time you go online to buy that glittering Tiffany bauble for your loved one, beware.

It was only a matter of time before the coveted American jewellery brand fell victim to the mainland's relentless counterfeiters.

12 Sep 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

Know the Yes Men

It was inevitable that the Yes Men would pull a prank at the premiere for their new film, The Yes Men Fix the World, at the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year. The group's founders, Mike Bonanno and Andy Bichlbaum, wore inflatable costumes and blocked the red carpet of the BMW's Cinema for Peace gala. They said they would not leave 'until BMW stops making cars'.

12 Jul 2009 - 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

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

Beijing to step up crackdown on fakes

Twenty joint operations planned with FBI

In renewed efforts to counter the mainland's thriving counterfeit industry, Beijing has vowed to pursue more joint cross-border criminal enforcement operations, a top public security official said yesterday.

25 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

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