counterfeit

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In mountainous Wenzhou “the emperor is far away” and the freest of markets reign.

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A painter’s dogged, doomed pursuit of the perfect $100 bill.

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An American, born into privilege, became a bootleg DVD kingpin in Shanghai and then, in an unprecedented development, landed in Chinese prison.

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As labels big and small attempt to gain traction in the world’s largest market, they’re learning that selling pop is never simple in the epicenter of piracy.