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March 13, 2007


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I have to agree with the Chinese on this, Starbucks shouldn't have gone in there in the first place. They should have put their store outside. It's a historic place, no shops or stores should be allowed. What next? A mini Walmart? A McDonalds?

Tall Drip

Actually, the Chinese are hypocrites, IMO. They've been whoring their historical culture out, if not outright dismissing it, since Maoist times. For them to all of a sudden have a problem with a Starbucks is laughable.


i agree. how low of starbucks to try and taint the 'culture' that gave us such modern amenities as portable execution buses and open-pit toilets.


They may be hypocrits and I'm not disagreeing with that, but I still think something like Starbucks shouldn't be in the Forbidden City. They may not respect their own culture, but doesn't mean we can't.

old school barista

Why did they approve a *$ to be there in the first place?


This isn't uncommon, actually. There is a Starbucks inside of the Lourve Museum in Paris, which is the home of the Mona Lisa among others. For the record, there was a line out the door when I visited.

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