In China, Foreign-Made Baby Formula is the Latest Black Market Product

Smuggled goods in China are a major sub-industry in the burgeoning country. Among the usual black market goods like electronics and Louis Vuitton bags, a new product has emerged as a hot commodity: baby formula. After the death of six babies from a melamine contamination in 2008, with over 300,000 children reported… » 7/26/13 2:20pm 7/26/13 2:20pm

Chinese Teenager Unwisely Sells His Kidney So He Can Buy an iPad

Teenagers are renowned for their love of electronic gadgets and their poor judgment, and it seems these two things have come together in a rather unfortunate way for one teen in central China. A 17-year-old high school student apparently traded his kidney for money to buy an iPhone and an iPad. Five people have now… » 4/08/12 11:55pm 4/08/12 11:55pm

Tide Detergent Is a Stain on the Black Market

If you haven't been keeping up on the black market lately (let's be real—you RUN the black market), there's one particularly popular item that might surprise you. It's Tide detergent. A brand-name product that's lack of serial numbers makes it virtually impossible to track, Tide has recently been dubbed as "liquid… » 3/13/12 10:30am 3/13/12 10:30am