China cracks over 1,700 cases of counterfeit crime

Authorities in China have solved more than 1,700 criminal cases involving online copyright infringement and counterfeiting so far this year amid an intensified crackdown on such illegal activities through multiple campaigns, the Ministry of Public Security said Wednesday. A number of criminal networks that produce and sell counterfeit goods have been eliminated during the process in an effort to create a sound online business and shopping environment for enterprises and consumers, according to a statement from the ministry.

China harvests in development of BDS applications industry: white paper

China has made continuous efforts to refine the products supporting the BeiDou Navigation Satellite System (BDS) industry, expand its application fields, improve its industry ecosystem, and promote its large-scale applications, according to a white paper published Friday. The white paper, titled "China's BeiDou Navigation Satellite System in the New Era," was released by China's State Council Information Office. China has established a set of platforms featuring BDS services including international search and rescue, short message communication, satellite-based augmentation, and ground-based a…

Artworks worth 490 mln yuan transacted at CIIE

A batch of artworks has been purchased at the just-concluded fifth China International Import Expo (CIIE), with the turnover reaching 490 million yuan (about 69.1 million U.S. dollars). All 37 pieces of artwork sold were brought to the CIIE by nine overseas exhibitors, including Christie's, Sotheby's, and Phillips, according to the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism. In order to promote international artwork trade, the CIIE has implemented a tax exemption policy for exhibitors for three consecutive years. Exhibitors selling artworks, collections, and antiquities could enj…