Is there anything the Chinese won’t counterfeit?

There was uproar in Iran the other day when Israeli oranges were found to be on sale in the country despite a ban on commercial dealings between the two states. One irate official even apparently went so far as to accuse the opposition of a ‘citrus plot’.

However, it now turns out that the offending citrus fruit, marketed as ‘Jaffa Sweetie’, did not actually originate in Israel after all. They turned out to be from China, where  faking the origin of goods is a common practice. And this time they even managed to get the spelling right!

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