China Security Threats

Data and information about security threats from China’s black market. Intelligence and security data collected from government agencies, news articles and other public information sources.

A Turkish human smuggling gang was charging Chinese nationals $41,800 to be smuggled across Asia and Europe and into Britain. The journey would take up to 18 months.

Source:  AFP, “Police smash Turkish people-smuggling ring,” Google News, January 31, 2008.

For the time period of January to June 2007, the National Police Agency in Japan seized 331,136 counterfeit items, a record for a six month period.  The total figure seized is already higher then the total number of seizures in all of 2006.

45.7 percent of the counterfeit goods were from China.

Source: Kyodo News, “Fake brand seizures hit new half-year high,” Japan Times, August 24, 2007.