More on stolen iPhones at Best Buy Shanghai (Xujiahui): the Gangster Factor

Late last week I posted in regard to a bizarre encounter I had with a ‘freelance’ salesman/thief attempting to sell stolen iPhones inside of the Best Buy located in Shanghai’s Xujiahui neighborhood. In response, over the weekend I received several comments, two phone calls, and one email suggesting that the man who approached me is…

As Shanghai fakes its commitment to IP protection, I happen upon a Fake Swarovski Feeding Frenzy

I was passing through the Jing’an Temple metro station late this afternoon when I came across a frenzy of young women crouched down and clawing at something – a something that turned out to be boxes and boxes of fake Swarovski jewelry (note: my camera served to scatter many of the customers). Nothing unusual in…