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WikiLeaks Docs Shed Light On Counterfeit Apple Products
2011-08-30 11:53:41

  According to documents released by WikiLeaks, Apple was slow to act against the counterfeit industry in China and other Asian countries. An electronic memo from the Beijing embassy dated September 2008 said that Apple eventually organized a team in March 2008 to curtail the explosion of knockoff iPods and iPhones. In July this year, an American blogger living in China uncovered five electronics retailers posing as official Apple Stores.  The publicity and a request from...

2011-08-13 06:10:00

Authorities in a southwestern Chinese city have forced a total of 22 counterfeit Apple stores to stop using the company's trademarks, just weeks after the first unauthorized retailer had been discovered there, various media outlets reported on Thursday and Friday. All of the businesses were located in Kunming, the site where a blogger had previously discovered "five counterfeit stores that looked very similar to an official Apple Store, down to the acrylic product information panels and long...

2011-07-25 07:35:00

Chinese counterfeiters are upping the ante in the gadget world by opening fake Apple Stores selling real Apple products in them, BBC News is reporting. Five fake Apple Stores were found by Chinese officials to be selling Apple products and two of those stores were ordered closed, not for being a counterfeit store, but for operating without an official business permit. An American blogger, writing on The BirdAbroad blog and living in Kunming China, recorded the find last week which resulted...

2011-07-21 13:54:41

A Chinese counterfeit Apple store has pop up in the capital of China's mountainous southwestern Yunnan province, selling knockoff devices of Apple Inc.'s best-selling iPhones and iPads. According to 27-year-old American blogger living in Kunming, China, the store looks every bit like Apple Stores found all over the world, including the wooden tables and staff uniforms equipped with the white Apple logo. Apple has not opened stores in Kunming and only 13 authorized retailers are located in...

2011-05-24 06:30:00

HOUSTON, May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Far East Energy Corporation (OTCBB:FEEC) announced today that Michael R. McElwrath, Chief Executive Officer and President, will meet with investors at the Macquarie Future of Energy 2011: Global Energy Conference on May 25, 2011 to be held at the Sofitel New York. An electronic version of the presentation will be available on the Home page of Far East Energy's website, www.fareastenergy.com, on Wednesday, May 25, 2011. Far East Energy Corporation...

2011-05-05 07:30:00

BEIJING, May 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Wowjoint Holdings Limited ("Wowjoint," or the "Company") (Nasdaq: BWOW, BWOWU, BWOWW), China's innovative infrastructure solutions provider of customized heavy duty lifting and carrying machinery, today announced it has signed $8 million in new contracts, consisting of a $4 million sales contract and a $4 million leasing contract. The sales contract, for a 900 ton special launching carrier, is Wowjoint's first agreement with China Railway 17th...

2011-04-21 03:30:00

KUNMING, China, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-FirstCall/ -- China Shenghuo Pharmaceutical Holdings, Inc. (NYSE Alternext US: KUN) ("China Shenghuo" or the "Company"), a China-based pharmaceutical company primarily engaged in the research, development, manufacture, and marketing of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), nutritional supplement and cosmetic products, today announced that Mr. Raymond Wang has joined the Company as part-time Chief Financial Officer, effective as of April 20,...

Latest Kunming Reference Libraries

Asian Badger, Meles leucurus
2013-01-01 11:07:20

The Asian badger or sand badger (Meles leucurus) is native to The Korean Peninsula, China, Kazakhstan, and Russia. Its range includes Mongolia and the Urals in the southeast portion of Russia. It prefers a habitat within open woodlands with deciduous vegetation next to pastures, but it will reside in steppe lands, scrublands, coniferous forests, and mixed woodlands. This badger species can be found at an elevation of up to 13,000 feet and is separated from the European badger by the Volga...

Crab-eating Mongoose, Herpestes urva
2012-11-16 13:32:25

The crab-eating mongoose (Herpestes urva) is a mammal that can be found in east and Southeast Asia. Its range includes southern China, Nepal, Myanmar, and northeastern India, as well as areas Laos, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Vietnam in Southeast Asia. This species is active mainly at night, spending a good percentage of their time in water or near water and other moist areas. It is slender in appearance, with a short tail and hairy feet. Its fur is typically grey on the upper side and lighter on...

2008-05-27 16:29:53

The Kunming Dog is a wolf-dog hybrid which was bred in the 1950s as a military dog in Kunming, Yunnan. The breed was developed from a pool of wolfdogs, civil dogs and shepherd dogs. The bred was officially recognized in China in 1988 and is now widely used by the Chinese police and military. The Kunming Dog has also been known as a good watchdog and guard dog. The breed appears similar to the German Shepherd, but it is taller and has a shorter coat. The Kunming Dog stands 25 to 27 inches...

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Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.