China’s media watchdog sues Apple over obscure film

Tim Cook meets with Apple Store employees in China.
Apple has been hit without another lawsuit in China.
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Apple is facing yet another legal headache in China thanks to what may be the craziest lawsuit yet in a year that has been full of wacky legal battles

China’s media watchdog, The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT), has filed a lawsuit against Apple, claiming the company has violated its intellectual property by broadcasting an obscure patriotic film from 1994.

First Macau Apple Store will open later this month

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Apple is growing like a weed in China. Apple's retail stores have always been attractive places, but their newest store in the West Lake shopping center in Hangzhou, China, is more than attractive: it's gorgeous. Credit: Apple
The Apple Store in Hangzhou, China.
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Apple may be running into roadblocks during its expansion in China, but that’s not stopping the company from pushing forward with its retail plans — with Macau, a glitzy city often referred to as the “Las Vegas of China,” set to receive its first Apple Store later this month.

According to Apple, the store will open at 10am local time on June 25, based at the upmarket Galaxy Macau resort shopping mall. Its opening will mark the 41st dedicated Apple Store to open in China.