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  1. Starbucks in the grinder over water use

    Posted Oct 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Vivian Wu Starbucks found itself in hot water again this week after a Beijing newspaper attacked the company for wasting water. Two articles in the Beijing Evening News accused the company ... that each tap ran for 16 hours a day and that at least 100 tonnes of fresh water flowed each day from the more than 50 Starbucks outlets in Beijing, which suffers from an extreme water shortage. ...

  2. Starbucks sets sights on China despite copycats

    Posted Feb 15th 2006, 12:00am by Jamil Anderlini

    ... Jamil Anderlini in Beijing United States coffee retailer Starbucks has identified the mainland as its top global priority and expects the country to become its second-largest market after the US, Starbucks chairman Howard Schultz said in Beijing yesterday. But the company faces numerous challenges convincing the world's largest tea-drinking nation to switch to coffee, ...

  3. Lifestyle - Food & Wine - ASK THE FOODIE BRIAN GOLDBERG

    Ask the Foodie: Brian Goldberg

    Posted Jan 24th 2013, 12:00am by Vicki Williams

    ... of interest to me, so I had already read quite a few books written by successful ones, such as Starbucks president Howard Schultz. I was also lucky enough to have met some Hong Kong trailblazers, ...

  4. Dessert chain offers place to chill out

    Posted Aug 07th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Starbucks. The company, known for its 'mango platter' and 'glutinous rice balls in mango juice' dishes, plans to more than double its total number of shops to 250 by the end ... for people to relax, meet friends or surf the internet, just like Starbucks.' Founded by the Hui family in the 1960s, the Hui Lau Shan dessert chain started from a small shop in Yuen Long ...

  5. Common touch

    Posted Sep 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and his outgoing personality. Chinese people have also taken to the newly arrived American ambassador, Gary Locke, who was photographed in a Seattle airport Starbucks trying to pay for his coffee ...

  6. Palace Museum is accused of renting hall to super rich

    Posted May 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... dinners. Four years ago Rui campaigned against the first Starbucks in the imperial palace and the coffee shop was forced out. Beijing police said they retrieved six artefacts stolen from ...

  7. Past on a card

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... this ancient gate were knocked down and rebuilt in the 'old style' to house chains such as H&M and Starbucks. Dongbianmen, a Ming dynasty watchtower, has fared better, becoming home ...

  8. Police out in force again to stop 'jasmine' rallies flowering

    Posted Mar 07th 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... smaller than the previous two weeks. But it was more tense outside the Starbucks at Gongyuanqian subway station near People's Park, where uniformed officers filmed passers-by from every busy ...

  9. English is improving, but in fits and starts

    Posted Jul 16th 2008, 12:00am by Samantha Kierath

    ... be prepped and the menus should be printed. But, with the opening ceremony a mere 23 days away, how far can a wet-behind-the-ears tourist get with a free foldout map from Starbucks and no command ...

  10. Hotel being built within Summer Palace, but public not welcome

    Posted Apr 09th 2008, 12:00am by Debbie Mason

    ... In July, a branch of US coffee shop chain Starbucks in the Forbidden City in Beijing was forced to close after protests were staged. China Central Television personality and blogger Rui Chenggang ...




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