Europol: Criminals exploit virus crisis as fresh opportunity

PARIS (AP) — Criminals are preying on a fearful public and disrupting the provision of medical care during the coronavirus pandemic by selling counterfeit products, impersonating health workers and ha...

Group accused of impersonating Walmart execs, scamming $900K

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A group of North Carolina counterfeiters has been accused of impersonating Walmart corporate executives and scamming multiple stores in several states out of about $900,000, cou...

Former Taiwan Academia Sinica professor exposed for faking data

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan's Academia Sinica revealed on Friday (Jan. 17) the results of its investigation into former researcher and anticancer expert Chen Ching-shih (陳慶士) for data fabr...

Taiwan gang recommended spending counterfeit dollars in Southeast Asia

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Five men arrested in Taipei with US$11 million (NT$335 million) in counterfeit money had recommended the cash be distributed in Southeast Asia, reports said Friday (Dec. 6...

China sets tougher guidelines to protect patents, copyrights

BEIJING (AP) — China issued new, tougher guidelines for protection of patents, copyrights and other intellectual property in a move that may be timed to help along halting progress in trade talk...

China's Xi: Macron visit boosts multilateralism, free trade

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping on Wednesday hailed a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron as giving a boost to multilateralism and free trade, amid ongoing economic tensions with ...

China's Xi: Macron visit boosts multilateralism, free trade

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese leader Xi Jinping is hailing a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron as giving a boost to multilateralism and free trade, amid ongoing economic tensions with Washington. ...

Photo of the Day: Comrade James sells out to China

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — In the wake of the NBA-China dispute and the self-serving response by basketball superstar LeBron James and his sponsor Nike, this photo is one of a plethora of memes that...

As illnesses spread, fake vape gear sells on LA streets

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A short walk from police headquarters in the heart of downtown Los Angeles, a cluster of bustling shops are openly selling packaging and hardware that can be used to produce counter...

Training surgeons like dogs, icky money win 2019 Ig Nobels

BOSTON (AP) — Training surgeons is as easy as training dolphins or dogs. At least according to a study that Thursday earned a 2019 Ig Nobel, the annual Nobel Prize spoof that rewards...

China likely source of pirated gold bars in global market

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Bars of gold fraudulently stamped with well-known refineries' logos are believed to be making their way to the global market, and China is allegedly the major source o...

US companies' message to Trump: Don't expand China tariffs

WASHINGTON (AP) — What happens if President Donald Trump carries out his threat to impose tariffs on the remaining $300 billion in Chinese goods that he hasn't already hit with 25% import taxes? ...

AP finds 13,000 asylum seekers on border wait lists

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — For thousands of desperate asylum seekers, there are many ways to wait — and wait, and wait — at the threshold of the United States. Parents and children...

China: Authorities bust fake Lego ring

Police in China have dismantled a gang accused of manufacturing and selling approximately $30 million (€26 million) worth of fake Legos, authorities said. A raid earlier this week in the souther...

USTR Special 301 Report puts China on 'priority watch list,' excludes Taiwan

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- U.S. Trade Representative's Office (USTR) released its annual Special 301 Report today listing China on its "priority watch list" for Intellectual Property (IP) v...