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This is a guide to the collection of images we have published over the last week showing typical examples of highly questionable or unexpected business practices in today's Chinese wine market....

At any one time, legitimately manufactured original goods sit in warehouses or float around the world waiting for customers mainly outside the brand owners' official distribution network....

See our guide to  Fighting fakes in China . It was now time for us to leave the wine companies in Penglai and Yantai alone (the picture below shows anti-counterfeit officials...

See our guide to  Fighting fakes in China . Under client instructions we returned to Changli, Yantai and Penglai in August 2011 to deliver bottles of counterfeit wine and talk through...

Nick Bartman, counterfeit-specialist lawyer , as a follow-up to his shocking discoveries in 2010 , writes a riveting five-part account of his sometimes dangerous adventures trying to rout wine...

See our guide to  Fighting fakes in China . At the time all my discoveries to date about doctored French documentation seemed important, but later I was to discover that the...

See our guide to  Fighting fakes in China . In 2010 wine was providing new and exciting business prospects in China but at the same time attracting too many opportunists trading in wines...

You may remember Nick Bartman, the counterfeit-specialist lawyer who was responsible for all those jaw-dropping pictures in our series on Chinese fakery back in 2010. This week we are...

I don't know about other wine lovers but I felt a small glow of pride when the Chinese government made wine its diplomatic weapon of choice in the trade war over its cheap solar panels exported to...

More jaw-dropping images from China via Nick Bartman, who is trying to galvanise the wine trade into action against fraud and fakery via his Wine Protection Group (see more detail in Fighting...

This is the last of our series of six pictorial reports on the current state of the wine market in China based on photographs taken by lawyer Nick Bartman during a five-week tour of China....

Lawyer Nick Bartman reports that one big problem in the burgeoning Chinese wine market is the prevalence of liquids being sold as wine that are not made from fermented grape juice at all but are...

This week we continue our series showcasing some of lawyer Nick Bartman's finds during a five-week tour of China. The market is obviously very unevolved, as witness the labels below, which would...

Yesterday in Fakes in China 1 - Lafite of course we saw some instances of bottles of wine on sale in China purporting, rather vainly, to be the ever-popular Ch Lafite (see Lafite in China...

The Chinese are brilliant at lots of things, not least creating fakes of successful brands. Many Chinese cities have whole shopping complexes devoted, for example, to selling cheap copies of...

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