According to statistics released by state media, security services in China arrested nearly 60,000 people for violating intellectual property in 2013. The total estimated value of the counterfeits and fakes seized by China was $28 Billion (173 Billion Yuan).
Over 90 million tons of counterfeit goods were seized by security services across China in 2013. Included in the seizures were 300 million counterfeit drug pills worth $360 Million.
1,260 organized crime gangs who were involved in counterfeiting were also broken up during the year.
Source: Associated Press, “China Seized 60,000 Piracy Suspects Last Year,” ABC News, January 21, 2014.