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The weights and measures frauds generally involve the use of defective weighing and measuring equipment and oral misrepresentation of the actual weights.

Consumers are advised to:

The difference in units of measurements between Mainland China and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) is as follows :

  Mainland China   HKSAR  
1 kg   =   2 shijin(market catty)   1.65 catties  
1 catty   =   12.10 shiliang(market tael)   16 taels  
1 shijin(market catty)   =   10 shiliang(market tael)   13.23 taels  

Advice to Consumers