The Chinese Chess Union (CCAU) has announced that they will ban the sale of Chinese chess sets and chess sets that are not approved by the CCAU, according to a report from The New York Times.
The ban comes after a spate of counterfeit chess sets were sold online.
The CCAU also said it will investigate whether counterfeit sets have been sold online for money.
The article does not specify the exact scope of the ban or details of the fake sets.
A report from Business Insider suggests that the ban may be aimed at the sale and distribution of counterfeit pieces of equipment that can be used in tournaments.
The report suggests that counterfeit pieces could be used to cheat the system by buying pieces in bulk and selling them as legitimate pieces.
A similar ban was imposed by the ICC earlier this year, and the ban resulted in an increase in counterfeit sets in the region.
The ICC has also announced that it is launching an investigation into counterfeit chess pieces.
The move comes just days after a number of counterfeit sets were discovered in the United Kingdom and Italy.
In both cases, the counterfeit pieces were being sold on eBay and Amazon for more than $20,000.