5 Fake Apple Stores Outed in Single Chinese City

Two shops suspended during investigation
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted Jul 25, 2011 8:37 AM CDT
A man walks past windows of a shop masquerading as a bona fide Apple store in downtown Kunming, in southwest China's Yunnan province, July 21, 2011.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – After an American blogger’s discovery of three fake Apple stores in a Chinese city, officials took action—and they uncovered 5 such stores in Kunming, the AP reports. Two of the stores have been suspended during the investigation, but officials couldn’t shut down the other three because they weren’t actually selling fake Apple products. City trade officials examined 300 electronics stores as part of the investigation.

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