I agree with this. It seems like the writer came across one or two sources that said this, and tried to spin an entire story from it. Besides, I've heard that the best fakes come from Korea - shouldn't they be the ones hacking if anything? (jk)The logic in this article is a little flawed, I think: Chinese criminals hack computers, Chinese criminals make counterfeit bags, therefore Chinese criminals are hacking into computers to steal designs to make counterfeit bags.
Far easier to steal the purses off the runways and the factories, no?
I think if we communicate buying fake goods are supporting the black market drugs etcc and crime it might hit home a little more so then just saying fake bags are fake O_O.............Chako012, I don't think the intent is to make Chinese people seem like bad guys, I know I certainly don't feel that way. However the Chinese government is a different story. They seem to turn a blind eye to this kind of thing, I believe because this informal economy is one of the things that keeps an inefficient economic system going. Like you say there's a lot of poor people who have to make a living somehow. They also need to feed their kids. And yes, I agree that places like this forum does great work in educating people, but to be quite frank, most people don't care about the source of their goods, as long as they're getting a deal. In my opinion, it's easier to wipe out the supply, than the demand.