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January 18, 2016No Comments

Police uncover a massive counterfeit cosmetics network on Taobao

A series of arrests in Dongguan have revealed a massive counterfeit cosmetics network operating on Taobao, China’s notorious online marketplace. Creams, sunscreens, and soaps of some well-known western brands were counterfeited and sold on a number of Taobao stores for nearly two years before authorities caught the operators. Some of these Taobao vendors were found [...]

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December 23, 2015No Comments

Xi pushes “cyber sovereignty” at the World Internet Conference in China

The 3rd World Internet Conference, initiated and hosted by China, wrapped up last week in Wuzhen. During the conference, President Xi made several remarks promoting ”cyber sovereignty”, or the idea that each country should be free to govern the internet the way they see fit. Emphasis was placed on governance and maintaining “peace and order” while still [...]

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December 16, 2015No Comments

Uber accused of running a sweatshop of interns in China

  By Xing China has developed a bad reputation as a country rife with labor abuses. Whether it be the Foxconn suicides in Shenzhen or abuses at Mattel toy factories in Dongguan, it appears that workers rights are continually threatened in the midst of frenetic economic expansion in China. However, labor abuses are not only limited [...]

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December 4, 2015No Comments

Alipay launches “I got sued for helping a senior citizen” insurance

Good Samaritan Laws in China When I first arrived in China from Canada, one of the first pieces of advice I was given by my local friends was to never help anyone on the bus or on the streets, even if they were injured. I was informed of several high profile cases in the news [...]

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