Fighting fakes in China – part 5


Written by Nick Bartman. 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 interrogating suspects in Yantai). The jungle drums were well and truly beating and suspicions were being voiced by the local government-controlled wine bureau that I had encountered during my visit some months before. When we walked into new companies, the looks on faces were a signal that this bureau had been on the phone, warning that we had visited an unusual amount of suppliers. Nobody...