How Fake Watches are Produced and Sold

A civil court case in New York demonstrated the supply chain and profits involved in the counterfeit watch industry.

A group imported fake watch parts from China for the price of 27 cents per watch. After assembling the counterfeit, the group then sold the watches to wholesalers at the price of $12 to $20 per watch. The wholesalers then sold the fake watches to street vendors for $20 to $35 per watch. The vendors then sold the watches to customers for various prices based on street bargaining, with some watches being sold for as much as $250.

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Number of Forced Marriages in Myanmar in 2010

Authorities in Myanmar reported 122 cases of human trafficking where women were brought into China and forced into marriage. The number of cases in 2010 was up from the 104 reported cases in 2009. 70 percent of all human trafficking cases in Myanmar involved forced marriage, with some parents selling their daughter for $1,000.

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