CHINA: THE DOYEN OF COUNTERFEIT
From statistics, as gathered from Daxue Consulting, an international firm, 87% of counterfeit goods traded across the world emanate from China. These include pharmaceutical products, electronics, textile, shoes, handbags, jewelries, etc. These are all products of cheap labour from under-aged children or victims of human trafficking.
It is very worrisome that a country like China will be standing on a counterfeit foundation, flooding the whole world (especially Africa, having a very nominal quality control and quality assurance checks) with counterfeit goods.
Not only the transient decay of the usefulness of the goods, leading to abysmal waste of resources, but the dangers associated with these counterfeit goods have led to many loss of lives. Some electronics explode and burn whole buildings while some drugs render no healing. Yet China is busy plotting a graph of positive economy at the gruesome expense of human lives.
These counterfeit/fake products companies are owned by the Chinese, and the Chinese government does nothing significant to forestall their operations. Worst is that there are markets in China where counterfeits are freely marketed without any government action. This is happening at the same time when Japan cannot allow even original goods manufactured in their country, but with slight defect to leave its shores (to further underscore the importance of safety and standard).
The Chinese government are also known to be quick to cruelly execute foreigners for any slightest mistake, but treat their citizens who indulge in fake product manufacturing with levity.
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