i heard this on the radio on the way to work, that imitation iPhone 5s are readily available in China now, even as Apple has yet to officially sell the phones. not at all surprising since even fake Apple & Ikea stores have been reported to operate there as well. read here & here.
before we shake our heads & go tsk-tsk at the Chinese, we have our own claim to infamy as well, like fake DVDs of movies that aren't even officially released yet. don't forget we have fake people as well, like bogus taxi & bus drivers who attack female passengers, bogus doctors who are actually medical assistants or med school dropouts, & bogus engineers who build leaking roofs & cracked support beams, just to name a few.
but i think the biggest fakes are the bogus politicians who do not look after the rakyat's interest. they make policies that don't benefit anyone except select groups - they roll out unity programs that disunite the various communities, build aesthetic but non-functional megastructures instead of schools & hospitals, & train undergraduates who are largely unemployable.
& in these difficult times, they prod us into austerity drive while they splurge.
this is the usual fate of seized fake dvds.....
if only those uniformed fellas show equal conviction with fake politicians.