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SOUTH AFRICA

China, Hong Kong top hubs for fake goods: Europol

China and Hong Kong are overwhelmingly the largest shipment centres for fake goods sold around the world, in a growing, complex battle against sophisticated counterfeiters...

23 Jun 2017

CHINA

Mocking Mao miffs mouthpiece

BEIJING, CHINA: One of China's most famous television hosts has had his shows taken off air and was condemned by a paper affiliated to the party mouthpiece after allegedly insulting Communist China's founding father Mao Zedong, according to reports...(Video)

10 Apr 2015

CHINA

China mocks hapless - and hopeless - 'iPhone armour' smuggler

BEIJING, CHINA: A man nabbed for attempting to smuggle 94 smartphones into China by strapping them to his body was mocked by amused netizens on Tuesday after pictures of his 'iPhone armour' went viral...

14 Jan 2015

CHINA

Chinese paper blames Google over Gmail blocking

BEIJING, CHINA: Internet giant Google's unwillingness to obey Chinese law is to blame for the shutdown of its hugely popular email service, state-run media said on Tuesday...

31 Dec 2014

CHINA

Media claim iPhone is a threat to national security

BEIJING, CHINA: Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has accused US technology company Apple of threatening national security through its iPhone's ability to track and time-stamp a user's location.

14 Jul 2014

CHINA

Chinese hackers accessed US govt computers: report

BEIJING, CHINA: Chinese hackers accessed US government computers containing personal information on all federal employees, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

11 Jul 2014

CHINA

Chinese couple sells daughter for iPhone

SHANGHAI, CHINA: A young Chinese couple are facing criminal charges for "selling" their daughter and using part of the proceeds to buy an Apple iPhone, state media said.

21 Oct 2013

CAMEROON

Counterfeit medicine trade targets Africa's poor

YAOUNDE, CAMEROON: From Cameroon to Ivory Coast, Kenya to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), traders in counterfeit drugs do a thriving business with the utmost cynicism and sometimes at the cost of human lives.

24 Aug 2013

CHINA

Spending a penny could cost US$16 in Shenzhen

BEIJING, CHINA: People with a poor aim are to be fined if they miss their mark when using public toilets in a Chinese city, officials said, provoking online derision over how the rule will be enforced.

21 Aug 2013

CHINA

Authorities block Tiananmen commemoration

BEIJING, CHINA: Chinese police blocked the gate of a cemetery housing victims of the Tiananmen crackdown on its 24th anniversary on Tuesday (4 June), part of a sweeping annual effort to bar commemorations of the event.

4 Jun 2013

CHINA

Search for China's missing children goes online

BEIJING, CHINA: It took dozens of volunteers half a year searching old Chinese maps and villages, but finally the online-organised group helped Luo Gang find where he was kidnapped 23 years ago - and his birth family.

27 May 2013