外文标题：China detains 1,300 people suspected of making, selling fake drugs: Report
BEIJING: Chinese police have rounded up more than 1,300 suspects nationwide for producing and selling fake medicine as part of an intensified government crackdown, state media reported.
Authorities seized fake drugs and nine tonnes of raw materials worth over 2.2 billion yuan ($362.4 million), state news agency Xinhua said in a despatch seen on Sunday, citing the Ministry of Public Security.
Police have shut down 140 illegal websites and online pharmacies in 29 provinces and major cities since June, Xinhua said without giving details.
The seized fake drugs purported to deal with illnesses ranging from children's cold and flu to heart problems, and had been advertised online.
In July the cabinet's state food and drug administration announced a six-month nationwide crackdown on the sale of illegal medicine, piling pressure on a sector already reeling from a bribery investigation at British drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline.
Widespread counterfeit drugs and false advertising have been a thorn in the side of Chinese regulators for years, and the drug agency has conducted campaigns in the past to crack down.
Prosecutions for producing or selling fake drugs or toxic food jumped to more than 8,000 in 2012, more than five times the number in 2011, according to a report by China's top prosecutor in March.
Satender Kumar (Unknown)
China....hub of making of fake and spurious materials................
Their country manufactures fake drug, fake toys, fake and cheap electronics, fake bombs, fake planes.....truly a fake arrogant bully nation.
maladroit (Location) replies to Shalini
And fake spaceship to Moon, fake robot on the Moon? Never underestimate your enemy.
BC Menon (Alappuzha)
If they were in India, they would have been made MLAs & MPs, very soon.
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Timir Baran (Navi Mumbai)
In India you can easily arrest 130,000 minimum.
ARINDAM DUTTA (Kolkata)
Great steps taken by China Administration...
How many arrested in India for similar crime.