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Starbucks Faces Fight over Beijing Shop

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Starbucks Faces Fight over Beijing Shop

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Starbucks Faces Fight over Beijing Shop

Starbucks Faces Fight over Beijing Shop

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A Chinese TV host has initiated an online campaign aimed at evicting Starbucks from Beijing's Forbidden City. The Palace Museum — which accepted Starbucks in 2000 — is now considering closing the coffee shop. In 2002, a KFC outlet was booted from a former royal garden near the Forbidden City.