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An American in China

Chinese Guy Fails to Pay Bribes

Posted by w_thames_the_d on March 23, 2011

The Chinese love to run these little articles about how they are cracking down on various crimes. One of their favs is how they crack down on fake goods. In the excerpt below, they talk about cracking a gang who was going to export 30,000 fake bags, LV etc. The funny thing is that I can go right now to the Silk Market which is ten minutes from the head of the communist party, and buy any fake bag purse, golf club, whatever I want. So when I read articles like the snippet below, I just have to chuckle.

“After a convoluted trail led to the recent arrest of suspects, Qingdao police solved the mystery of who was behind the largest cache of counterfeit goods set for export since a nationwide campaign against intellectual property infringement began late last year.

Fourteen suspects have been detained for attempting to export more than 30,000 counterfeit handbags, suitcases and hats.

Labeled as well-known brands including LV, Adidas and Puma, the trove had a total potential retail value of 232 million yuan ($35.3 million), according to police.

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