Real or a Knock-Off, Harry Potter in China

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NPR's Rob Gifford reports that Harry Potter books are a big hit in China, but unfortunately they have more books in the series than the author has actually written. Books five, six, and seven are all unwritten and widely anticipated in the West, while counterfeit versions have appeared in China. Children in China are angry that the fake versions are not as good as the four legitimate books in print. The counterfeiters are making money off the fake books, and there isn't much anyone can do about it.

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