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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.”

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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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Newsflash

Tibetan self-immolator Dorjee Lhundup, who passed away in his fiery protest on November 4, 2012, seen here in an undated photo.

DHARAMSHALA, February 4: Even as China is receiving widespread condemnation for its sentencing of eight Tibetans over “crimes” related to self-immolations, reports have come in of another arrest in connection with the ongoing wave of fiery protests.

Continuing its crackdown on relatives of self-immolators, Chinese authorities in Rebkong region of eastern Tibet detained an uncle of Dorjee Lhundup, a Tibetan farmer who set himself on fire in protest against Chinese rule in November last.