Specifically CNN reports that Apple had created a team of experts from 2008, which included a special agent FBI. The target group was to conduct investigations in China, mainly to prevent imitation of products iPhones and iPod. Read the statement:
"The technology giant eventually organized a team in March 2008 to curb the explosion of knockoff iPods and iPhones, according to an electronic memo from the Beijing embassy in September 2008.
Yet, three years after Apple moved to crack down on widespread counterfeiting and put pressure on China, progress has been slow. Gadget piracy is not a high priority for the Chinese government, US reports and experts say. "