A man has been sentenced to five years on conviction of high-end liquor forgery, a court in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region said in a press release Saturday [5 December 2015]. The man, surnamed Wu, was convicted of counterfeiting high-end liquor, including expensive brands of Maotai, Wuliangye and Luzhou Laojiao. Wu confessed to the court he began counterfeiting high-end liquor in April 2014…Full Article: Xinhua Dec 2015

Key Point

  • The counterfeiter re-filled high-end liquor bottle brands with cheaper alcohol and primarily distributed them in Beihai City, Guangxi region.

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  • Established in 1999 in Guizhou province (southwestern China), Kweichow Moutai is a state-owned enterprise in China, specializing in the production and sales of Maotai liquor, together with the production and sale of beverage, food and packaging material, and development of anti-counterfeiting technology.
  • With roots going back to the early 1950s, Wuliangye was established in 1998 in Yibin, Sichuan province. A rival of Kweichow Moutai, Wuliangye is an alcoholic beverage producer that specializes in the production of baijiu liquor. The company has a numerous baijiu products that vary in strength.
  • Dating back to 1573 imperial China and headquartered in Luzhou (Sichuan province), Luzhou Laojiao is one of China’s oldest distilleries. The company produces and distributes high-end liquor, and has been traded on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange since 2000.

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