Yiling Pan
Mar 16, 2018

The case of the fake pillow: JD.com hit by counterfeit accusation

Company maintains that influential novelist received the wrong product, not a fake.

JD.com, China’s second-largest e-commerce company, has long admonished competitor Alibaba for its multitude of fake goods. The company’s chairman and CEO Liu Qiangdong once famously claimed if one wanted to combat fakes, it “would take a programmer only a day to do it”, implying Alibaba was deliberately allowing counterfeit goods to boost its sales. JD.com, which has more of a business-to-consumer model, as opposed to Alibaba’s Taobao, which is consumer to consumer, is typically...

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