Chinese authorities shut two unauthorized Apple stores in Kunming for operating without business licenses, a newspaper run by the southwestern city’s government reported, reports “Bloomberg” (

Investigators also examined three other stores that used Apple’s logo without the company’s permission, though they were found to have operating permits, according to the Dushi Shibao newspaper report posted today on the Kunming government’s website. The findings were part of a probe into more than 300 electronics vendors in the city, according to the report, notes “Bloomberg.”