The Chinese “Starbucks” Making Waves for the Original

We’re all familiar with the Chinese propensity to imitate everything … and we’re far from unaware that the Chinese market is on its way to becoming one of the biggest in the world. Luckin Coffee, a takeaway coffee chain that’s one of Starbucks’ competitors, has set up in its homeland, China, and is seriously ruffling the American giant’s feathers. Some of you might be wondering why. Do we need to remind you that the Chinese always prefer the (Chinese) copy to the (foreign) original? It all just comes down to economic patriotism …

http://time.com/5585449/luckin-coffee-ipo-starbucks-china/

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