Posts Tagged: counterfeit


Tencent’s WeChat messaging app fights counterfeit goods with paid verified accounts

Yesterday WeChat, the leading mobile messenger in China, officially announced the launch of  paid verified accounts, bolstering the credibi...

  • October 30, 2013
  • at 10:39 am
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Adidas’s Endless War on Taobao Fakes

Adidas is one of the most famous foreign athletic brands in China, but that status is both a gift and a curse when it comes to Taobao, China...

  • June 11, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Fujian Taobao Vendor Sentenced to Three Years for Selling Fake Converse Shoes

A Fujian woman who operated a Taobao shop selling fake Converse shoes was sentenced to three years in prison by a Fuzhou Drum Tower District...

  • May 3, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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Taobao Launches Microsite to “Name and Shame” Counterfeit Sellers and Cheats

Alibaba has long been criticized for not being tough enough on cheats and counterfeiters who use platforms like Taobao to trick consumers. A...

  • March 8, 2012
  • at 9:00 pm
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China’s Windows XP Pirate is Out of Jail – and Now Eyeing Android

The notorious Chinese software pirate behind the ‘Tomato Garden’ cracked editions of Windows XP is now out of jail, having serve...

  • September 26, 2011
  • at 12:25 pm
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Tencent’s is a Veritable Pirate’s Bay – But Users Love It

There seems to be a rampant piracy and counterfeiting problem on Tencent's e-commerce platform, But judging by user reviews, eve...

  • August 16, 2011
  • at 9:00 pm
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Chinese E-Commerce Giant Jingdong Caught Selling Fake Eye Cream?

Chinese e-commerce site Jingdong (formerly known as 360Buy) is one of China’s biggest B2C e-commerce platforms, but according to a Bei...

  • June 13, 2013
  • at 10:00 am
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Chinese Mobile Phones Hold a Big Chunk of East African Market, But That’s Not a Good Thing

Just yesterday, I wrote about China’s soft-power failures from a regulatory perspective, and today there is more news about soft power...

  • December 19, 2012
  • at 11:00 am
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US Report: 99% of Music Downloads in China Are Pirated, Video Sites a Concern Too

The Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR) has released a report highlighting areas of concern where intellectual property ...

  • May 2, 2012
  • at 3:55 pm
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Fake iPhone 5s Beat Real iPhone 5 to Market in China

Sometime early tomorrow morning Beijing time, Apple will announce the iPhone 5. But if you want to buy one, you can get one right now in Fuz...

  • October 4, 2011
  • at 11:41 am
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Is Renren Behind a Kaixin-Badged Group Buy Clone?

The long drawn-out battle between Renren (NYSE:RENN) and Kaixin over the “Kaixin” brand-name looks like it might have moved to t...

  • September 16, 2011
  • at 4:30 pm
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China Also Has Fake Apple Stores Online

Reports of the brick-and-mortar fake Apple Stores in Kunming and elsewhere in China are by now old news. But in China, online shopping is a ...

  • August 8, 2011
  • at 1:36 pm
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