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Response from Starbucks Coffee Company

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Dear Leo,

Thank you for your comment! Taiwan was previously labeled “Taiwan, Province of China” on the store locator system on Starbucks.com in deference to International naming conventions. Because Starbucks takes no position on political issues, the system has been adjusted and the store locator is now labeled “Taiwan.”

Last Updated ( Sunday, 05 July 2009 16:00 ) Read more...

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Dear Sir or Madam:
I have always been a great admirer of Starbucks.  Its spectacular success in business.  Entrepreneurial aptitude.  Classy yet homey approach.  And above all, its uncompromising attitude in pursuing a high ethical standard such as serving environmentally friendly coffee.


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On being informed that a South Korean naval patrol vessel sank in disputed maritime waters off the divided peninsula, President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九), on a state visit to Palau, called an emergency meeting of security officials on Friday night and ordered the activation of Taiwan’s national security mechanism, Presidential Office spokesman Lo Chih-chiang (羅智強) said.

Ma also held a conference call yesterday morning with officials in Taipei, including Vice President Vincent Siew (蕭萬長), Minister of National Defense Kao Hua-chu (高華柱), Premier Wu Den-yih (吳敦義) and Legislative Speaker Wang Jin-pyng (王金平), to gather further information, Lo said.