Voice from the Commonwealth
Commentary, World Views and Occasional Rants from a small 'l' libertarian in Massachussetts

"If ye love wealth greater than liberty, the tranquility of servitude better than the animating contest for freedom, go home and leave us in peace. We seek not your council nor your arms. Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you, and may posterity forget that ye were our countrymen." - Samuel Adams

Thursday, July 10, 2003

Oh my. This and this will give the anti-globos hives.

US convenience store operator 7-Eleven has said it is nearing a deal with the Beijing government to open stores in the Chinese capital.

The company has a strong presence in Asia, and has opened 100 stores in Japan so far this year. Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan and China are also "major markets of growth" for 7-Eleven.

The company has more than 100 stores in southern China and now plans to move to Beijing and establish a presence there ahead of the 2008 summer Olympics.

"We are very close to an agreement with the government of Beijing, and hope to have a strong representation in the city by the time the 2008 Olympics roll around," Keyes was quoted as saying by Reuters.

Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC), a US-based fast food chain, Thursday opened an outlet at a hundred-year-old bazaar in north China's port city of Tianjin.

The new outlet, the 70th in the region encompassing Tianjin, Shanxi and Hebei provinces and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, is located on the ground floor of Quanyechang, a market inthe city's downtown area.

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