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Consumer Group Criticizes Online Platforms for Fakes

By Wang Qionghui and Coco Feng
A courier delivers packages in Beijing on Jan. 29. Counterfeits were purchased from nine of 16 online shops targeted by the China Consumers Association in a recent test. Photo: VCG
A courier delivers packages in Beijing on Jan. 29. Counterfeits were purchased from nine of 16 online shops targeted by the China Consumers Association in a recent test. Photo: VCG

China’s government-backed consumer rights group has criticized major e-commerce platforms for allegedly selling or letting third-party merchants sell counterfeit products.

Counterfeits were purchased from nine of 16 shops targeted by the China Consumers Association in a recent test, according to an association report released last week.

Sixteen of the 53 purchased products — mainly well-known foreign products such as personal care items — could not be authenticated through manufacturer or license checks, the report said (link in Chinese).

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