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NCJ Number: 230048 Find in a Library
Title: 'The Dragon Breathes Smoke': Cigarette Counterfeiting in the People's Republic of China
Journal: British Journal of Criminology  Volume:50  Issue:2  Dated:March 2010  Pages:239-258
Author(s): Anqi Shen; Georgios A. Antonopoulos; Klaus Von Lampe
Date Published: March 2010
Page Count: 20
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United Kingdom
Annotation: This article aims at providing an account of the social organization of the cigarette counterfeiting business in the People's Republic of China - a business that has been feeding the cigarette black markets around the globe.
Abstract: Specifically, the article aims to exhibit the scale and nature of cigarette counterfeiting in mainland China, describe the practices and actors in the different phases of the trade, and examine the role of corruption and violence in the particular business. It argues that cigarette counterfeiting is one of the side effects of China's reform and 'opening up' policy, and a feature of the country's economic development process. Table and references (Published Abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Black market; China; Counterfeiting; Crime in foreign countries; Economic analysis of crime; Economic influences; Foreign criminal justice research; Organization studies; Socioeconomic development; Tobacco use; Transnational Organized Crime
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