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Fight da powahz!

UnderpaidLoveMonki @ 2:35 pm July 14th, 2007

BEIJING, July 14 (Reuters) — A controversial Starbucks coffee shop in the Forbidden City, the former imperial palace at the heart of Beijing, has closed its doors after years of opposition.

A campaign for its closure has been brewing since early this year, when a television anchor complained that the American chain’s presence in the symbol of the Chinese nation was trampling on Chinese culture.

“Starbucks shouldn’t be here. Why bring something so Western to an ancient place like this?”

Good times, I say!… a little david defeats an economic power goliath…

Source: Starbucks out of China’s Forbidden City

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