Chinese person here, nobody goes to starbucks in china. In fact they fail miserably every time they try to open one. The reported earnings in china is a little hard to believe. Better wait for the audits and details.
You lie! You lie! You lie! Not sure if that is a relative of yours. Caucasian person here, been to China and traveled extensively two years ago. Starbucks is well received and growing, especially among the young, middle class families. There was a small problem near Tiananmen Square at Starbucks being too popular within the holy city and causing congestion from the locals and tourists. This store had to be moved to a different location. I suggest you beg, steel or barrow funds to purchase SBUX stock on any pull back. Pawn the kids. You can thank me later. Been accumulating since May 2000.