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  1. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Reaction cool to CCTV criticism of Starbucks' prices

    Posted Oct 27th 2013, 04:59am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li State broadcaster notes high prices charged by coffee giant compared with other markets, but reaction to report is cool Some find CCTV's criticism of Starbucks hard ... of the average mainlander. One example was the state broadcaster's report last week criticising Starbucks for the relatively high prices it charges for its coffee on the mainland. But while some ...

  2. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT YOU LIKED

    What you liked, July 26, 2014

    Posted Jul 26th 2014, 05:01am by STAFF

    ... Most read on SCMP.com this week CHINA Taiwanese officials defended their decision to let a TransAsia Airways flight fly during stormy weather. The plane crashed after trying to make an emergency landing on Penghu. Forty-eight people were killed. CHINA Starbucks became the latest international chain to withdraw products from its shelves in the wake of the rotten meat scandal ...

  3. Comment - Blogs

    Is Starbucks overcharging? Chinese coffee drinkers ask

    Posted Nov 09th 2012, 11:10am by Amy Li

    ... Amy Li Beijing’s Starbucks lovers are wondering why they are paying 22 yuan (HK$27.5) for a cup of regular coffee that only sells for 11 yuan in San Francisco. In a heated online ... might contribute to the higher price, some also believe the coffee chain charges more simply to satisfy the vanity of Chinese buyers. Drinking Starbucks coffee is generally seen as sophisticated ...

  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion - MR. SHANGKONG

    What does Starbucks say of your status?

    Posted Oct 29th 2012, 12:00am by George Chen

    ... George Chen There is a not-so-subtle pecking order to be observed among Hong Kong's big-money operators and the places they take their clients to talk business What does a Starbucks ... several banks and wealth-management firms: a branch of Starbucks, and the pricier Classified. Some industry insiders say Starbucks is often occupied by junior, associate-level bankers conferring ...

  5. Comment - Letters

    What's being said on facebook.com/southchinamorningpost

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 04:16am by LETTERS

    ... corners of Hong Kong maintain their authenticity as opposed to the monotony of generic US Starbucks and McDonald's establishments that want to take over as much as possible. These local ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHO SAID IT?

    Who said it?

    Posted Feb 12th 2014, 03:25am by STAFF

    ... We believe that high prices are being caused by corruption Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has ordered charges against a tycoon and officials over alleged gas price-fixing   While we appreciate the humour, they cannot use our name, which is a protected trademark Starbucks reacts to the 'Dumb Starbucks' pop-up coffee shop opened by Canadian comic Nathan Fielder in Los ...

  7. Comment - Blogs

    Weibo: Qihoo, The9 at play; Lenovo defends McDonald's

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:17pm by Doug Young

    ... for responsibility in the food safety scandal involving a major meat supplier to not only McDonald's, but also KFC (NYSE: YUM) and Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX). But they do reflect the fact ...

  8. Business - Companies - COFFEE

    Nestle grows China coffee investment

    Posted Apr 08th 2013, 11:26am by Doug Young

    ... commitment looks remarkably similar to another big announcement nearly two years ago from Starbucks (NYSE: SBUX), one of the coffee industry's other major boosters and a big investor in China. That move saw Starbucks set up a joint venture to process, purchase and export locally grown arabica coffee beans from Yunnan. That announcement followed an earlier commitment by Starbucks to work ...

  9. Business - Companies

    BMW attacked, fights back with EV launch

    Posted May 29th 2014, 03:21pm by Doug Young

    ... attack looks quite similar to another assault by CCTV on the yuppie-oriented Starbucks (Nasdaq: SBUX) coffee chain last year. In that instance, CCTV reported that Starbucks often charged more ... in China simply because local consumers are willing to pay such prices. The case was similar with Starbucks last year. While Starbucks kept a low-profile after the CCTV attack, many consumers came ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion - WHAT THE MAINLAND MEDIA SAY

    Fall of Rui Chenggang, celebrity news anchor, reveals the fault in our stars

    Posted Jul 20th 2014, 04:13am by Cary Huang

    ... power". He gained fame for his nationalistic stance, leading a campaign opposing the opening of a Starbucks outlet inside the Forbidden City in 2007, which he described as an "erosion ...




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