Can Starbucks coffee improve China-US ties? Cui Tiankai urges Howard Schultz to try

by Cyril Ip at A former Chinese envoy to the United States urged US coffee chain Starbucks to promote exchanges between the two countries, saying the company could “play a positive role in advancing [bilateral ties]”. Cui Tiankai, Beijing’s longest-serving ambassador to Washington, made the call in a meeting with former Starbucks chief executive Howard Schultz at […]