Tag: China

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

The price of counterfeiting

Those who believe that information must be free argue that free media – like music or movie downloads– will help rather than hinder musicians and moviemakers: by allowing consumers to sample their work free of charge, downloads work like ads, … Continue reading

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Friday, December 17th, 2010

What’s the most popular cheap Chinese knockoff?

Shoes, according to counterfeit seizure statistics from American customs. But maybe this just means it’s easier to detect counterfeit Nike’s than, say, fake Hublots. Customs and Border Protection says 79% of counterfeit goods seized at the border came from China … Continue reading

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Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

The Price of Angering China

As China’s economic clout has grown, so has its propensity to throw its weight around. It stopped exports of rare earths to Japan when Japan arrested the captain of a Chinese fishing boat that rammed a Japanese coast guard vessel … Continue reading

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