22 fake Apple stores discovered in China.

fake AppleBeijing: A total of 22 fake Apple stores have been discovered in a south-western Chinese city, a media report said on Friday, just weeks after authorities shut down 2 such shops.

The investigation into unofficial Apple stores in Kunming was brought regarding when an American living in the city published a blog post describing a visit to one such shop.

According to the reports, Chinese authorities moved swiftly to close down that store, although since then several more fake shops have been found.

The Apple website lists just 4 official stores in China, two in Beijing and two in Shanghai though many more are authorised to sell its products.

Chinese authorities last month allegedly closed 2 fake Apple stores in Kunming after an investigation of 300 IT stores in the city.

On Friday, China National Radio report said that authorities had set up a complaints hotline for the public to assist them hunt down pirated goods and shops in the wake of the Apple shop frauds.

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