Follow the Chinese authorities in a raid against a counterfeit bearing workshop. In this video you can see how low cost bearings are branded to look like high quality premium bearings. Even small scale operations use using sophisticated equipment to mark the products to look like original products. The poor working conditions of the under-age workers are also displayed.
The best way to safeguard authenticity is to purchase from authorized distributors.
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