My friend Peter recently sent me a link about Chinese public opinion & the Forbidden City Starbucks.
I first heard about the controversy last November, when my parents were in Beijing. It was only a month and a half after I snapped the picture below, but they had trouble finding the Starbucks: the sign was no longer there. (My dad tried to take a photo of the inside of the Starbucks, but they wouldn’t let him.)
Interestingly, my original post with this picture now has with 2093 hits…
There is a rumor about they were going to expand to Louvre Museum and Arlington Cemetery soon.
Wow! That is umm… cool? J/K! How did your friend find out?