25 Jul '11, 11pm

Chinese city orders closures of two fake Apple shops

Chinese city orders closures of two fake Apple shops

A chinese city government website says local trade officials have found five fake Apple stores in a south-western city. -- PHOTO: REUTERS KUNMING - CHINESE officials in Kunming ordered two fake Apple shops to close, a local newspaper reported on Monday, an apparent reaction to a storm of media attention about an unauthorised and elaborate hoax store in the south-western city. After an investigation of 300 shops in the city, officials found five self-branded Apple Stores to be operating without authorisation from Apple Inc, the Metropolitan Times report, posted on the Kunming government website said. All five shops were selling genuine Apple products but two were told to shut down because they did not have an official business licence, it said. A local government official said two stores were being investigated because they did not have a business licence. The inspections w...

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