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So what if the iPad hasn’t launched in China yet…

While the launch of the iPad in China is continuously postponed - its release has most recently been assured for the end of May - Apple fans in the country, like our Observer Christophe, have so far had no problem getting hold of the genuine tablet computer. Read more...

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Beijing re-markets "Made in China" to the world

 

Tainted milk, killer toys, allergenic couches or pesticide-filled ravioli... Major manufacturing scandals have tarnished the reputation of Chinese products. In an attempt to shore up the image of the "Made in China's" label, the government has launched an advertising campaign targeting the West. Read more and watch the video...

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Busted: An underground fake condom factory

Dusty condoms lie on the floor, old oil cans are used to store lubricant, shirtless workers handle fake brand wrappers...Welcome to an illegal condom factory in Shaoyang, China. Read more...

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Obama endorsing Chinese apartments?

The faces of Warren Buffett, Bill Gates and Barack Obama have appeared in advertisements for upmarket apartments in the central Chinese city of Xi'an. Read more...

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Fake iPhones: rip-off or innovation?

Counterfeit iPhones have become so sophisticated that from looks alone you can barely tell them apart from their genuine counterparts. You might be disappointed to unwrap one after an eBay purchase. Or not — as a counterfeit mobile specialist tells us, the rip-offs have many accessories that Apple itself hasn’t got round to adding to the real thing, and the fakes cost around three times less. Read more and see the video...

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