Harder punishments for makers, sellers of fake products

Added On March 12, 2019

 An official with the national market regulator says China will substantially increase the cost for breaking the law in the crackdown on intellectual property right infringements and counterfeits.

Zhang Mao, head of the State Administration for Market Regulation, made the remarks at a press conference on the sidelines of the annual legislative session on Monday.
He said, quote, "We will make the manufacturers and sellers of fakes products pay the price until bankruptcy," He said that the manufacturers and sellers of fake products will also be exposed to the public and "have no place to hide under the sunshine".
He noted that the country will push for the self-discipline of companies and nurture a social credit system as well.
Zhang added that through the efforts, the administration aims to gradually reduce the number of fake products and ease the concerns of the people.