Less than 40% of goods sold online in China are authentic!

Faked In China

Alibaba is in the news again for the wrong reasons. According to this China Daily article, an inspection by the Chinese government carried out between August and October showed the following: less than 40 percent of goods from Taobao (owned by Alibaba) that were tested were authentic. This compared with 90 percent for JD.com and…

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Chinese don’t trust Made-in-China, why would you?

Is China cleaning up the fake products? China Daily reports that 76% of China’s luxury consumption happens overseas. Even more telling is that while overall luxury consumption is down, the portion of overseas consumption has actually increased:   Chinese people’s domestic consumption of luxury goods was 25 billion US dollars in 2014, down by 11…

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Sean Connery vs. the…what?

Counterfeit DVD’s are still widely available in China. I don’t advise you buy them because the quality is horrible and it’s wrong from an ethical perspective.  Plus you can get in big trouble when importing and exporting across international borders. I think the producers of the counterfeit DVD below were trying to create a box…

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Burberry vs Buebelly

Last week I shared some pictures of “MFC” , the ballsy Chinese outfit to knock off both KFC and McDonald’s at the same time! I’ve got another picture of another knock off retailer to share this week. And like last week, the picture is taken at a distance as the staff ran me off before…

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I Want Famous Brand Products Under My Name

Thanks for having CSIC and GS websites, and everything therein. Such an eye opener, knowledge giver. Fantastic!!! Kudos!!! Having so much interest in the fashion business and after long periods of research, I was able to find all the suppliers of a particular high quality but affordable US Cosmetic line. Now my question is, since…

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McDonalds vs KFC vs MFC

Back in March I wrote a blog post about the state of intellectual property protection in China and referenced the movie “Coming to America” where McDonald’s is knocked off by “McDowell’s”. While traveling in China, I recently came across “MFC” which is a knock off of both KFC and McDonald’s! Here is the picture of the front…

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