Starbucks in the Forbidden City?

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… 

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