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by Dave Gradijan

China Shuts Down Website Selling Counterfeit Goods

Mar 31, 20062 mins
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

Chinese law enforcement officials have shut down an Internet store for mimicking a Shanghai market that is well-known for offering up counterfeit products, BBC News reports.

The site offered pirated goods similar to the ones available in Shanghai’s Xiangyang Road Market, according to BBC News.

The Shanghai Daily newspaper reported that the Shanghai Industrial and Commercial Administrative Bureau had closed the site, BBC News reports.

It is unknown whether the website, located at, was legitimately connected to the physical market, according to BBC News.

Another two counterfeit good retailers were also closed down by the bureau, and some 3,500 fake goods were seized, BBC News reports.

China, the world’s largest producer of counterfeit goods, has toughened its stance on piracy over the past few months. The country recently announced plans to establish a court that would focus on intellectual property rights safeguards, according to BBC News.

The Xiangyang Road Market is slated to close this summer, and it will be replaced by a tunnel for trains and a commercial building, BBC News reports.

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