Tourists need to sharpen their vigilance when buying Taiwan products on Gulangyu Island in Xiamen because many of the items are counterfeit, said Zeng Qingguang, a senior officer in the Siming district administration of industry and commerce in Xiamen.
The fake goods are mostly cigarettes, mobile phones and watches, he noted. A few are clothes and jewelry.
Some of the cigarettes are labeled "Taiwan well-known brands", but Zeng, who has visited the island across the Straits, has never found them in Taiwan markets.
He said the cigarettes are fakes "made by illegal Taiwan factories".
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