28 Mar '12, 3pm

GAO Buys Fake Submarine Parts From China

GAO Buys Fake Submarine Parts From China

U.S. government investigators, using a fictitious company, were able to easily find electronic parts for weapons from China on the Internet and every single item they bought was counterfeit, despite China’s pledge to crack down on fake products. A new report by the congressional Government Accountability Office showed that 334 of 396 vendors who offered to sell parts to the fictitious company were from China. It said all 16 parts eventually purchased by the fake company came from 13 China-based vendors and all were determined by an independent testing laboratory to be counterfeit. “These findings should outrage every American,” said Senator Carl Levin, the Michigan Democrat who heads the Senate Armed Services Committee, calling the new report “deeply troubling.” “The Chinese government’s refusal to shut down counterfeiting that occurs openly in their country puts our natio...

Full article: http://defensetech.org/2012/03/28/gao-buys-fake-submarine...

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