Wednesday, 26 September 2007

A call for authenticity in the Forbidden City

A Starbucks Café that was formerly slap dab in the middle of the Forbidden City has been forced to close thanks to an internet campaign lead by TV personality, Rui Chenggang. The people, power petition, accumulated over 500, 000 signatures, in essence saying buck off.

The Arsebucks will be replaced by a traditional Chinese tea shop. However no one has raised the issue that despite the new tea shop fitting in more aesthetically, it’s just that, new. It’s not a like a tea shop has stood there since antiquity and was then replaced by the evil corporation clone. Any brew, I’d take a cup of green tea over a flappop crappo rappo chino any day.

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