Just across the border from Hong Kong, the town of Shenzhen has become a Mecca for cheap knockoffs.
One-fourth of the Duracell and Energizer batteries are bogus. American Standard toilets, Head & Shoulders shampoo, Gillette razors and even reliable Skippy peanut
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A five-hour drive out of Shanghai is the city of Yimu, which calls itself the "Capital of Small Commodities." In the merchandise trade, it's better known by another name: "Counterfeit Central."
This is where international buyers come to purchase knockoffs in bulk. Some 40,000 wholesale shops sell about 100,000 products that are up to 90 percent fake.
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