“A state-owned Shanghai animation film studio has sued Apple in a Beijing court, seeking compensation of 3.3 million yuan (HK$4.08 million), alleging the US company sold its movies without approval,” Daniel Ren reports for The South China Morning Post.

“Shanghai Animation Film Studio, which has produced blockbuster animated movies such as The Monkey King, accuses Apple Inc and Apple Electronics Products Commerce (Beijing), one of its Chinese subsidiaries, of infringing on intellectual property rights while providing unauthorised download services in its App Store,” Ren reports. “A senior official with the Shanghai company confirmed that it had filed the litigation with the Beijing No 2 Intermediate People’s Court, which accepted the case.”

Ren reports, “‘The cases are not good signs,’ said Dong Jun, an iPhone owner. ‘They convinced me of quitting Apple products later now that my phone has quality problems.’”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: So, is “Dong Jun” part of China’s government, mentally deficient, or was he looking down the barrel of a gun when he excreted that quote?

Regardless, the squeeze is still on. What did Apple do? Nothing. Why is this happening? Look no further than:

• U.S. House Intelligence Committee’s attack on China’s Huawei, ZTE could trigger major crisis – October 10, 2012
• U.S. House Intelligence Committee: China’s Huawei, ZTE should be banned in U.S. – October 8, 2012

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