China: Biggest Business Fakes

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China has been building its reputation for making wide range of counterfeit and bootlegged consumer products over past decades. Let's see the biggest business fakes made in China.

 

Apple Stores

China has reached the piracy milestone for illegitimate Apple stores in several Chinese cities which draws attention and controversy both in China and the U.S in Kunming city. The fake Apple store, which was discovered by the Bird Abroad blog, had the same signage, layout and even salespeople as real Apple stores. Although the stores insisted on selling real Apple products but they were not licensed or operated by the company. The stores were also pointed out having a few details not common among true Apple stores. Apple has 331 official stores worldwide including two in China. The US electronics has no comment to make on the discovery of the counterfeit shops.


The phrase “Apple Store” does not appear in real Apple stores

The phrase “Apple Store” does not appear in real Apple stores

 

IKEA


IKEA fake store is the 100,000-plus-square-foot, four-story retail center which is located in Kunming city in southwest China. The store copies anything from IKEA real store

IKEA fake store is the 100,000-plus-square-foot, four-story retail center which is located in Kunming city in southwest China. The store copies anything from IKEA real store

 

KFC


America’s Kentucky Fried Chicken is another victim of fake business in China. In the picture is the fastfood chain’s remarkable brand without Colonel Sanders

America’s Kentucky Fried Chicken is another victim of fake business in China. In the picture is the fastfood chain’s remarkable brand without Colonel Sanders

 

Nike


China has been producing both Nike’s authentic and counterfeit products. In the picture is one of many Nike’s fake stores

China has been producing both Nike’s authentic and counterfeit products. In the picture is one of many Nike’s fake stores

 

Disney Theme Park


The Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park (run by Shijingshan district government) features exactly Walt Disney theme park with Magic Kingdom and Epcot center, The Seven Dwarfs, Mickey Mouse, Snow White etc

The Beijing Shijingshan Amusement Park (run by Shijingshan district government) features exactly Walt Disney theme park with Magic Kingdom and Epcot center, The Seven Dwarfs, Mickey Mouse, Snow White, and etc

 

World of Warcraft Theme Park


The iconic World of Warcraft and Starcraft brands of Blizzard Entertainment has been displayed as World Joyland located in Changzhou, west of Shanghai

The iconic World of Warcraft and Starcraft brands of Blizzard Entertainment has been displayed as World Joyland located in Changzhou, west of Shanghai

 

Harry Potter


China has also published the Harry Potter fakes in China’s domestic market. The fake version changes characters’ name and be re-titled

China has also published the Harry Potter fakes in China’s domestic market. The fake version changes characters’ name and be re-titled "Harry Potter and the Leopard Walk-Up-To Dragon"

 

McDonald's


The restaurant looks like the global brand with a strong and growing food chain - McDonald's

The restaurant looks like the global brand with a strong and growing food chain - McDonald's

 

Fake Apple store in Kunming - China

 

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This article was published on 2011/08/06