Fighting fakes in China – part 4


Written by Nick Bartman. 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 their irregularities with the public authorities, after which I left China, with the client picking up direct communications with them.

Nearly a year would pass until July 2012 when I agreed to investigate printers of counterfeit labels in Shenzhen. Despite there being label printers in the northern wine-producing areas, they were poor quality and only companies in southern Shenzhen had the knowhow and expensive machines...