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February 3, 2014
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Cambodian police break
up protest for TV license
INTELLECTUAL INFRINGEMENT. A government worker levels
piles of pirated books, CDs, and DVDs before destroying them in a cam-
paign to crack down on piracy in Taiyuan, in north China’s Shanxi prov-
ince. Chinese state media say police seized almost 60,000 suspects
involved in intellectual property infringement cases with a total estimated
value of $28 billion in 2013. (AP Photo)
Chinese police seized nearly
60,000 piracy suspects in 2013
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese police seized almost 60,000
suspects involved in intellectual property infringement
cases with a total estimated value of 173 billion yuan ($28
billion) in 2013, according to state media.
More than 90 million tons of counterfeit and
substandard goods were confiscated last year, and 1,260
criminal networks smashed, the official Xinhua News
Agency said, citing Ministry of Public Security official Gao
Gao also said that during a campaign against the sale of
fake drugs online, police seized a record 300 million pills
worth 2.2 billion yuan ($360 million).
China’s rampant piracy and widespread production of
bogus goods is a major irritant in its relations with trading
Gao said Chinese police had cooperated with Interpol,
the World Customs Organization, and law enforcement
authorities from countries including the United States,
Britain, and France.
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PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) —
Cambodian police fired smoke
canisters to break up an anti-
government demonstration calling
for a license to be issued for an
opposition TV channel. At least eight
people were injured.
Several hundred people gathered
in the capital to press for a govern-
ment critic to be allowed a TV license.
The government had rejected the
application, saying there was no
frequency available. All existing
stations are closely linked to Prime
Minister Hun Sen.
Hun Sen has been facing street pro-
tests since last July’s general elec-
tion, which the opposition alleges was
rigged to favor his ruling Cambodian
People’s Party. They have refused to
take seats in parliament and are
calling for new polls.
Several other protest causes are
loosely linked to the opposition,
including those of textile workers
OPPOSITION OPPRESSED. A protester, center, escapes from riot police officers releas-
ing tear gas during a protest led by Cambodia’s most prominent human-rights defender, Mam
Sonando, to demand the government allow him to open a new television channel, in front of the
Ministry of Information in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Police in Cambodia fired several rounds of
smoke canisters to break up the anti-government demonstration in the capital. (AP Photo/Heng
seeking a higher minimum wage and group Adhoc said three of the injured
opponents of land grabbing that has protesters suffered serious head
been blamed on government cronies. injuries. Several people were injured
Ny Chariya of the human-rights
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