Apple has announced that its fifth retail store in Hong Kong opens on Thursday, June 30 at 10:00 a.m. local time. The store will be located inside the New Town Plaza shopping mall at 18 Sha Tin Centre Street.

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The store will be open seven days a week between 10:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. local time, providing customers in the northern Sha Tin District with access to the Genius Bar and other traditional store services.

As noted in our Apple Stores roundup, construction of the store is nearly completed. Apple Store, New Town Plaza will be the company's 46th retail store in Greater China and 484th retail store overall.

Apple's other Hong Kong locations include Canton Road, Causeway Bay, Festival Walk, and IFC Mall, the last of which expanded into a third floor in late 2015.

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thelookingglass Avatar
67 months ago
Are we 100% sure this is a real Apple Store and not some surprisingly accurate knockoff? It is Hong Kong, after all.
You're confusing Hong Kong with mainland China. The former is like a breath of fresh air compared to the latter.

I've been to this mall. Very crowded and the Apple Store will do well there if for no other reason than to host the flood of mainland Chinese tourists from Shenzhen. The only odd part is that just two or three subway stops away, there's another big Apple Store. I would've put this new one in a different location. But what do I know.
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henryngan2006 Avatar
67 months ago
I really don't understand this post. What exactly was the objection to my comment? I merely pointed out that most Americans, nay, most people, would not know major details about a single city (albeit a famous, politically volatile one) on the other side of the world.

This is not an argument about the merits of knowing "important" world cities or major centers of commerce.

My objection was directed towards the poster's expectation that "Americans should know better", particularly about the socio-political and cultural structure of Hong Kong.

I'm not Chinese, or from Hong Kong, I don't travel there (and I'm not interested in doing so), and I have absolutely no need to know the so-called "difference" between Hong Kong and mainland China. As a military vet, the IS no difference. Hong Kong is under the jurisdiction of the Chinese Army, so as far as I'm concerned, Hong Kong IS in China.

I'd venture to say that most people in the world don't spend their time traveling (like you apparently do). We get our info from school and the news. Everything else comes from either the business/industry we're in or personal interest. I'm not interested in what happens in Hong Kong any more than what happens in LA or Paris, two cities I don't live in, aside from whoopteedoo curiosity.

And for the record, I don't use an iPhone at all, so I don't get where you were going with that.
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I was being facetious about the kung fu vs wushu thing...I've been a big fan of martial arts and their films since the 70's, and am well aware of the language differences (it IS illustrated to sometimes hilarious effect in many of Jackie's and Sammo Hung movies). :D

I also don't presume to know anything about what it is really like to live there, any more than an HK citizen knowing what it is like to live in San Francisco or London when they haven't lived there.

I definitely was not aware that HK folks don't like to call themselves Chinese. Thanks for the clarification!
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Should I care? Why?

I get it, man. You have an interest in HK because you are either from there, or really like it. Cool.

But I'm not from there, my family is not from there, I don't do business there, and I don't care to even go there, despite it being a "world-class city". NYC is also a, if not THE, world-class city and I care about it just as much.

This doesn't diminish the city's value. It's just not important in my life.

Maybe you're getting hung up on the word "care" a bit too much.

So to make it clear: if I never saw or heard or learned ANYTHING about Hong Kong, my daily life would not change AT ALL.

I'd venture to say that is true of most people in the WORLD, let alone Americans (who aren't from there).
Um, all of the American people I've talked to know the difference between Mainland China and Hong Kong, and I live in San Francisco. I thought it's a common sense to most of the people on earth? No? Knowing that Hong Kong is a separate economy is like knowing that Ireland is a country itself, or Manhattan is inside NYC. You're absolutely right about Hong Kong being inside China, but that doesn't mean ****, since they have very different economical and political situations.

What I'm saying is, you don't have a global sense. If you actually read news from WSJ, TIME, Bloomberg, instead of Fox News, you'd read about Hong Kong, Singapore, NYC, London on a daily basis (business). But maybe you don't need that since you're in the military and you don't go to college.

And yes it does AFFECT you. You may not be living in New York or London, but everything happening in these cities are gonna have a major effect on how you live. Do you not remember that one bank in Wall Street wenting bankrupt in 2008? Yeah that did us no good. Political reform in Hong Kong, new prime minister in Singapore, new Mayor in London, Brexit, EU, they're gonna have a major effect on your economy. If you're thinking that something happening in another country doesn't affect at all, you're just ignorant.

However, knowing that actually a lot of American and even British people don't even know what EU is... maybe it's reasonable for them to not know about the things happening outside their houses at all.
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henryngan2006 Avatar
67 months ago
Wait a minute. How much do you know about Puerto Rico? Or Jakarta, or Curacao? The world is a GIGANTIC place, with a bazillion countries. You seriously can't expect people to know everything.

There's plenty of American people that give a damn about what goes on in the world. They're called the Central Intelligence Agency, and CNN, and the US Armed Forces (which I was a part of), and any number of activist groups (I'm not a part of)...

It's a little disingenuous to expect the average Apple user to "give a damn" about something that does not impact their daily lives. Empathy for oppression, etc. is one thing, but knowledge at the level you're expecting is unrealistic.
Hong Kong is the freest economy for 20 years in a roll, 3rd biggest financial center and the #1 most competitive city and it surely is one of the most developed cities in the world, like Singapore, London, New York City, etc. You may not have been all these places but you have to know what's happening in the world because these are the places that affect your politics and economies! I'm not a British myself but surely I do, and I assume a lot of other Americans, care about the Brexit thing. I've been traveling around the US and I've found that most, if not all, the people from the major cities in the US like SF (where I'm from), NY, LA, DC, know about these stuffs and the ones who don't know much about Hong Kong or think it's a state in Japan are from the less educated parts of the US.

The world is so much more than the next iPhone man. Where are you from?
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ching0419 Avatar
67 months ago
Consider me ignorant. Can you clear it up for us what the difference is?

As an American, I have no need to know this info as a part of my daily life. It's more whoopteedoo information.

But I'm genuinely curious, given that all I know of Hong Kong is that it is the setting for many Kung Fu (sorry, wushu? Or wuxia?) movies and it was handed over to China by the British in 1997...

EDIT:
Never mind, I Googled it. Interesting!

Still, most Americans have no reason to know the differences given that, you know, we live in America...
Hi! I am from Hong Kong and I think this CGP Grey youtube video ('https://youtu.be/piEayQ0T-qA') explains the differences between Hong Kong, China and also Macau really well.

Kung Fu is Cantonese, which Hong Kong people speak, and Wushu is Mandarin, which Mainland Chinese speak. (Yes Hong Kong people and Mainland Chinese even speak different languages:rolleyes:.) Kung Fu and Wushu are both Chinese martial art, but there are differences between them that I am not really familiar with. Jackie Chan, who is from Hong Kong, is really famous for his action movies ('https://youtu.be/Z1PCtIaM_GQ'). I don't really know which branch of Chinese martial art he does though.

To be politically correct, Hong Kong IS part of China. However, most Hong Kong people (including me) don't like to call themselves Chinese due to the huge cultural differences between Hong Kong and Mainland China.

If you have any questions about Hong Kong, I am more than happy to answer you :).
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Simplicated Avatar
67 months ago
Are we 100% sure this is a real Apple Store and not some surprisingly accurate knockoff? It is Hong Kong, after all.
How ignorant. It always surprises me how many Americans confuse Hong Kong with China.
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B4U Avatar
67 months ago
Consider me ignorant. Can you clear it up for us what the difference is?

As an American, I have no need to know this info as a part of my daily life. It's more whoopteedoo information.

But I'm genuinely curious, given that all I know of Hong Kong is that it is the setting for many Kung Fu (sorry, wushu? Or wuxia?) movies and it was handed over to China by the British in 1997...

EDIT:
Never mind, I Googled it. Interesting!

Still, most Americans have no reason to know this given that, you know, we live in America...
I'll get you started on this...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Umbrella_Movement
Sad to see fellow Americans don't care about what is going on in the world...
Just simply imagine what would happen if they overthrew the Chinese government successfully.
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