Posts Tagged ‘counterfeit’

Alibaba Lands On U.S. Notorious Markets List For Lax Counterfeit Policies

Alibaba’s ecosystem comprises China’s biggest Internet marketplace, and it’s again in the crosshairs of United States Trade Representative Michael Froman. …


Fake Goods Kill Chinese E-commerce Hope

The sale of fake and counterfeit goods in China has finally ended the services of a major online shopping service. Chinese B2C e-commerce operator JD.com announced that they will stop services at Paipai.com on December 31, 2015, and after a three-month transition period the website will be completely shut down by April 1, 2016. Paipai.com […]


Alibaba Attacks Fake Chinese Goods Ahead Of IPO

Because Chinese manufacturers have a poor overseas reputation for creating shoddy goods and the Chinese government has been criticized for not doing enough to halt fake products, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is now trying to cull counterfeit goods from its own websites. Alibaba announced on its English blog that the group’s international B2B website Alibaba.com […]


Taobao.com, Coach Form Internet Alliance Against Chinese Fakes

Coach, a leading American designer and maker of luxury lifestyle handbags and accessories, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Taobao.com, the Chinese Internet shopping subsidiary of Alibaba Group, to prevent the sale of fake Coach products on this Chinese website. This is reportedly the first time for Coach to cooperate in this manner with […]


Alibaba.com Dumps Chinese Manufacturer After U.S. Political Pressure

Chinese Internet sourcing behemoth Alibaba.com has bowed to complaints from a United States senator that the website was helping to promote counterfeit goods. U.S. Senator Charles Schumer announced that Alibaba.com has taken down 421 advertisements for counterfeit D’Addario guitar string products being manufactured in China. Last week, Schumer reportedly visited D’Addario’s facilities in new York […]


Egypt Will Ban Chinese Shanzai Mobile Phones

Following India’s recent block of Chinese-made shanzai mobile phones without an International Mobile Equipment Identity number in 2009, the Egyptian government has recently announced similar measures against these mobile phones.
The National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority of Egypt has approved a ban, stating that it will block anonymous users and Chinese-made mobile phones with the same IMEIs.
The […]


BSA: Software Piracy Rate Down To 80% In China

U.S.-headquartered non-profit software industry organization Business Software Alliance has revealed that the software piracy rate in China has decreased from 90% in 2004 to 80% in 2008.
According to BSA, during the entire year of 2008, the world’s software piracy rate continued to increase, of which, the piracy rate of PC software was 41%, which brought […]


Baidu.com’s E-commerce Platform Attacks Sellers Of Fake Brands

Youa.baidu.com, the Internet shopping platform launched by search engine Baidu.com, has announced the first batch of 15 stores that have been closed because they were selling counterfeit branded clothing.
This move is a part of Baidu’s special action called Spring Thunder, which will last from February 17 until March 31, 2009. During this period, Youa.baidu.com will […]


Nokia Mobile Phone Battery On Guangdong’s Quality Blacklist

According to the Guangdong Administration for Industry and Commerce’s report on quality of mobile phone batteries, chargers and wire and cable products sold in Guangdong in the third quarter of 2008, of 249 batches of products produced by 113 companies, 144 batches failed to meet the relevant Chinese standards and the pass rate was only […]


Microsoft Will Launch New Anti-piracy Measures In China

An internal email circulating at Microsoft (MSFT) states the company will launch strict anti-piracy measures in China from October 20, 2008 to fight pirated Windows XP Professional and Office software.