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Date: 14 Jul 2007 08:38:23
From: Flasherly
Subject: Tea for two
Forbidden City Starbucks outlet closes after being in the Forbidden
City since 2000

An online campaign arguing that the shop was trampling on Chinese
culture had drawn more than 500,000 signatures. The Starbucks branch
was told it could stay open if it sold other brands but has declined.
Starbucks, which has nearly 200 outlets in China, opened the Forbidden
City shop seven years ago and removed its brand sign two years ago to
address cultural sensitivities. But the shop continued to draw
protests. China state TV personality Rui Chenggang led the online
campaign, saying the shop's presence "undermined the solemnity of the
Forbidden City and trampled on Chinese culture". The palace is
undergoing restoration that includes toning down the commercial
aspect.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/6898629.stm#cooliris





 
Date: 15 Jul 2007 09:45:56
From: Flasherly
Subject: Re: Tea for two
On Jul 14, 12:26 pm, Robert Harmon <r_h_har...@Zhotmail.com > wrote:
> Flasherly <gjerr...@ij.net> wrote in news:1184427503.798276.97680
> @g4g2000hsf.googlegroups.com:
>
> > Forbidden City Starbucks outlet closes after being in the Forbidden
> > City since 2000
>
> snipped
>
> And Starbuck's was our best hope for getting some pay back for the toxic
> crap they've been shipping to us! Now what nefarious scheme can we concoct?
>

ANITA CHANG, AP Writer Jul 14, 7:48 AM/ET

China may be retaliating as its products are turned back from overseas
because of safety concerns [regarding tained Chinese food ingredients
received by] frozen poultry products from Tyson Foods Inc., Sanderson
Farms, Inc. and Cargill Meat Solutions Corp [among others].

Beijing recently executed its former head of its drug regulation
agency for taking bribes.

An officially fractured regulatory system splits responsibility among
at least six agencies, which enables the country's countless illegal
operations to escape detection.

Li Yuanping, import and export bureau director said, "All of them are
exceptional cases," he said, noting that more than 99 percent of
China's exports meet standards. "There is no such thing as zero risk.
China-made products should not be labeled as substandard just because
of a few bad producers," the official Xinhua News Agency quoted
Yuanping Saturday.

Chinese authorities have prominently announced rejections of imports,
to show it is not the only country with food export safety problems.
The length of import suspension is unknown. Beijing has previously
rejected shipments of substandard orange pulp, dried apricots, raisins
and health supplements from the U.S.



 
Date: 14 Jul 2007 16:26:23
From: Robert Harmon
Subject: Re: Tea for two
Flasherly <gjerrell@ij.net > wrote in news:1184427503.798276.97680
@g4g2000hsf.googlegroups.com:

> Forbidden City Starbucks outlet closes after being in the Forbidden
> City since 2000

snipped

And Starbuck's was our best hope for getting some pay back for the toxic
crap they've been shipping to us! Now what nefarious scheme can we concoct?

Robert (Please don't buy from folks that post advertisements in this
newsgroup!) Harmon
--
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Date: 14 Jul 2007 10:58:37
From: *alan*
Subject: Re: Tea for two

"Robert Harmon" wrote

[ . . . ]

> Robert (Please don't buy from folks that post advertisements in this
> newsgroup!) Harmon
> --
> http://www.tinyurl.com/mb4uj - My coffee pages.
> http://www.tinyurl.com/2tnv87 - My 'Guidelines For Newbies' page.
> http://www.tinyurl.con/2cr3e2 - I have things for sale here.

**I guess this is an attempt at humor?