China Has a Secret: 22 More Fake Apple Stores

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Three of the five fake Apple stores in Kunming, China, were allowed to stay open because they had the right business permits, but what's the fate of these 22 extra stores just discovered in the same city?


It doesn't look good for them, as the Chinese Administration for Industry and Commerce has told them to cease using the Apple logo, and a telephone hotline for complaints has been set up so customers can whinge about how tricked they feel.

While it's not actually known if the 22 stores were selling fake Apple products or the real thing like the five first stores discovered, they're still using Apple's likeness illegally, which the Chinese are taking a surprisingly tough stance about. [Reuters]


Oh no! It's not just the apple store! The Chinese are now taking our Jobs! (steve)