The consumer watchdog in China’s southern province of Guangdong has included Apple on a “company integrity” blacklist, citing the American gadget maker’s after-sales service policies. The China Consumer Association took the American firm to task over complaints that its after-sales service in China is not fair to Chinese consumers. The association took Apple’s iPhone 4 as an example, citing an owner of the device who found his smartphone was malfunctioning during the warranty period. The company replaced all parts of the device except for the case and battery charger, but refused to renew his warranty …
In 2010, Apple announced a plan of opening 25 stores in China by the end of 2012. Today, Apple has five retail stores in China, two in Beijing, three in Shanghai, but none in South China region where major cities such as Shenzhen and Chengdu are located. Since there are always huge crowds gathering outside the China Apple stores, Apple definitely need more points of sale in the country to disperse the crowds (especially scalpers). After running through our contacts, we have found several sites in South China region that Apple real estate is bargaining for or has signed for. Interested? Read on ~
Chinese customs authorities have detained 14 suspects in connection with a smuggling case that involved about 400 million yuan (US$63.5 million) worth of photographic and video equipment. Officers at Gongbei Customs, Zhuhai City, south China’s Guangdong Province, said the smuggling ring has already transported more than 60,000 cameras from Hong Kong to Guangdong from January 2011 to February 15, 2012. They have also smuggled 13,623 professional and consumer lenses, 483 flashlight and 1,025 video cameras …
There just seems no stopping those Angry Birds from taking over China — The next move in Rovio’s China take-over plan is to open up shops in Beijing and Shanghai, and the company aims to hit $100 million in retail sales in China in the first year of store operations.
From the realm of sci-fi to Steve Jobs’ glass staircase: The Hong Kong Apple Store is official. Where is it? What does it look like? How will the store affect the city’s “gray market” for Apple products? Here’s everything you need to know about Apple’s newest Apple Store in Asia, all in one place. And trot past the break for a video of the Apple store grand opening.
How does Apple fight against Chinese counterfeits? Well, looks like there’s a detailed explanation on that, according to the documents from U.S. diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks last week. The details? Apple assembled an anti-counterfeit team that includes a former FBI special agent.
A survey has found that the internet users in South China’s Guangdong province are getting younger, raising concerns in the number of young web addicts. The survey found 80 percent of the 1,000 primary and high school students polled started surfing the Internet before they turned 10. About 22% of the Chinese children like to play online games when they surf the net, the rest followed by consulting data, chatting with cyber friends, watching online video, and of couse doing homework. With the popularization of computers and network technologies, Guangdong is now witnessing a new wave of Internet users.
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