Yum Brands Inc.—the parent company that owns KFC, McDonald’s, and Pizza Hut—has faced its...
by Samuel Wade | May 2, 2014
The New Republic’s Christopher Beam explains the popularity in China of apparently...
by Scott Greene | Mar 16, 2012
McDonald’s and Carrefour issued apologies after Chinese state television marked World Consumer Right Day on Thursday by airing an investigative report accusing both of improper food safety practices. From The Washington...
by Zhaohua Li | Aug 7, 2007
With consumer prices on the rise and the government ordering local governments to raise the minimum wage, it seems the owners of the Golden Arches have finally caved under the pressure of public outrage and raised pay rates across the board. From Reuters via the Financial Post: From next month, McDonald’s will increase workers’ pay […]
by Wu Nan | Apr 4, 2007
From Reuters: U.S. fast food chains, including McDonald’s and KFC, broke minimum wage laws in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, the state-backed labor union said on Wednesday, urging tougher enforcement of employment laws. Guangzhou set the minimum wage for part-time workers at 7.5 yuan ($0.97) an hour at the start of this year, but […]
by Mo Ming | Dec 18, 2006
From Keralanext.com: The decision by McDonalds to churn out Big Macs 24 hours a day in some of its restaurants in Beijing has proved an unexpected bonus for the capital’s homeless population this winter. It is becoming common for Beijing’s homeless people to use the fast food chain’s outlets as a respite from the biting […]
by Zhaohua Li | Jun 19, 2006
Via CNN.com: McDonald’s Corp. and China Petroleum and Chemical Corp. announced an alliance Tuesday to build drive-through McDonald’s outlets, hoping to combine forces to profit from soaring Chinese car ownership. Under the agreement, McDonald’s and the Chinese partner, known as Sinopec, will turn an unspecified number of the 30,000 gasoline service stations that Sinopec operates […]
by Michael Zhao | May 11, 2006
From the Christian Science Monitor (link): Lunchtime in China’s footwear capital, where giant factories spit out shoes for sale on four continents, is an object lesson in globalization and the evolution of a brash boomtown. Ever since China cracked open the door to foreign capitalism in the late 1970s, it has been shifting gears at […]
by Sophie Beach | May 13, 2005
From the Chicago Sun Times: McDonald’s plans to open 100 new restaurants in China this year, including its first drive-through there, executives said at the company’s annual meeting Wednesday. The drive-through will be located in Shenzhen.
CDT in the News
- SCMP – Foreign journalists in China report state backing for rising intimidation during Henan floods
- Forum2000 – Data colonialism: Where China and the West diverge
- FT – China flood response reveals Beijing’s need to prepare for extreme weather
- LA Times – Amid crushing floods in China, officials focus not on climate change, but on control
- RFA – “Drowning” has become a sensitive word during Henan floods