In recent months, episodes such as the invasion of Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s...
by Melissa M. Chan | Jan 15, 2013
CDT previously reported on the tightening of food safety regulations in China. Despite these actions towards better food safety, concerns continue. China is now planning to offer up to a $48,000 reward for food safety informers,...
by cdtstaff | Apr 29, 2011
McDonald’s has announced it will seek to open 700 new stores in China by 2013, bringing its total number of restaurants in China to 2,000. From Market Watch: McDonald’s Corp. is planning its biggest expansion in...
by Jenny Leung | Sep 22, 2008
John Sexton from China.org.cn reports on how KFC became one of China’s biggest chains: Whether measured by number of restaurants, revenue, or market share, KFC is far and away the number one restaurant brand in China. Even...
by Morgan Figuers | Mar 27, 2008
Yum! Brands, the embattled international fast food corporation that has been under investigation in China for selling tainted food, released an optimistic food safety policy. From Xinhua: Yum! Brands Inc China, which operates...
by Xiao Qiang | Mar 29, 2007
From Reading China blog: Over the past few years, there are many controversies over the foreign owned fast food restaurants such as KFC and McDonald’s in China. Recently, some part-time workers accuse them of unfair treatment including offering low wage, requiring long work hours, unequal agreement, and refusing to give workers labour contract. New Express […]
by Sophia Cao | Mar 28, 2007
From China Daily: American fast-food giants McDonald’s and Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) are being bombarded for their work contracts which offer their part-time Chinese employees just four yuan per hour, well under the state requirement, state media reported. An employee is entitled to no less than 4.3 yuan per work hour, said a rule released […]
by Morgan Figuers | Mar 10, 2007
From China Daily: Kentucky Fried Chicken, the US fast food giant has again sparked food safety concerns around China, with its outlets being accused of repeatedly using same frying oil for as many as 10 days, which experts believe may cause cancer. The Guangzhou-based Information Times reports that KFC branches in some cities in northwest […]
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