China destroys fake goods, shows resolve to protect intellectual property rights

08:26, January 26, 2011      

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More than 8,000 fake goods were destroyed Tuesday in central China's Hunan Province, as part of Chinese efforts to protect intellectual property rights (IPR).

Supervised by Changsha customs official, trucks rolled over a huge pile of counterfeit electronic devices in the city, the provincial capital.

The trucks crashed imitation Nokia, Motorola and Apple laptop computers, cell phones, earphones and compact discs.

Pirated books and Gucci handbags were incinerated.

Changsha customs have confiscated more than 34,000 fake items worth 1.3 million yuan (197,470 U.S. dollars) over the past two years, said Liu Zili, a customs official.

Some confiscated fake goods were donated to Red Cross societies and quake-devastated regions, in accordance with China's IPR protection regulations.

Source: Xinhua
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