Oct 11, 2019
Why Starbucks? The brands being attacked in Hong Kong
There are obvious targets.... Hong Kong is complex, but can largely be divided into those who support the protesters and their anti-Beijing stance, and those supportive of the mainland. While Starbucks may be a US brand, the Hong Kong franchise it is operated by a local company, Maxim's Caterers. Hong Kong protests - key factsHong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of China, so has some autonomy and people have more rights. Protests started in June against a controversial law which would have allowed Hong Kong criminal suspects to be sent to China to stand trial. The boss of Best Mart 360 is Hugo Lam Chi-Fung, honorary president of the Hong Kong Federation of Fujian Associations.
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