A woman, wearing a mask, rides her bicycle past a KFC restaurant in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters A woman, wearing a mask, rides her bicycle past a KFC restaurant in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters
A woman, wearing a mask, rides her bicycle past a KFC restaurant in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters
Doug Young
Opinion

Opinion

Doug Young

Yum reels as avian flu eases

KFC's downturn should ease with the end of the bird flu emergency in Shanghai, but the chain still faces longer-term slow growth in China

A woman, wearing a mask, rides her bicycle past a KFC restaurant in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters A woman, wearing a mask, rides her bicycle past a KFC restaurant in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters
A woman, wearing a mask, rides her bicycle past a KFC restaurant in Shanghai. Photo: Reuters
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Doug Young

Doug Young

Doug Young has lived and worked in China for 15 years, much of that as a journalist for Reuters writing about Chinese companies. He currently lives in Shanghai where he teaches financial journalism at Fudan University. He writes daily on his blog, Young’s China Business Blog (www.youngchinabiz.com), commenting on the latest developments at Chinese companies listed in the US, China and Hong Kong. He is also author of a new book about the media in China, “The Party Line: How the Media Dictates Public Opinion in Modern China.”