Apple has now opened a special store for Chinese customers. This dedicated store offers the same products from the US store including the iPad, iPhone 4, iPod, and Mac computers. The online store is decked out with free personal engraving on any iPod or iPad and custom configuration on Macs. This store, like the US store, even offers free shipping.

It is believed that Apple released this store to strengthen its position in China. As we remember a couple of months ago, Lenovo founder Liu Chuanzhi criticized Apple for neglecting the Chinese market. As a rebuttal to that criticism Apple is definitely showing improvement in the Chinese arena.

In addition to launching the Chinese version of its online store, it has translated its App Store to the Simplified Chinese format. On the last part of the announcement Apple stated that it is planning to open 25 stores in China.

For everything Apple China related you can visit the dedicated site at apple.com.cn.