November 07, 2005

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Here's another good reason for Chinese consumers to learn English - they are getting ripped off by scam artist-mobile handset manufacturers with imitations of foreign brands. Here in this Korea Times article, the Korean giants LG and Samsung are despairing of actually being able to stop the counterfeiting.

Branded phones, as you'll see in the pictures in the article, refer to SAMSUMG, SAMESONG, or SAMSONG. How many shops in China are selling their phones? TWO-THIRDS.

And you still wonder why Chinese tourists stay in crap hotels but spend like sailors in our stores?

Too bad China's too terrified of unleashing the beast if they were to allow the creation of strong consumer lobbies and advocacy groups in the country...

posted by HK Dave on 11.07.05 at 07:57 PM in the


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