Foreign fast food chains like McDonalds and KFC are wildly popular in China, but domestic chains failed to have a similar success. Retail analyst Paul French explores in Foreign Policy why his favorite Real Kung Fu restaurant has only a few hundred outlets, while foreign competition has many thousands.Read More →

Burger King had a hard time setting up shop in China, but seems finally to be able to get the country. China consultant Helen Wang explains on her weblog a few of the mistakes the US chain made, and what we can learn from it. One lesson: work from China, not Singapore.Read More →

The top-5 most-read stories for August 2012. And the background of our Weekly China Hangout, starting in September. The start of a TV show with China debates.Read More →

Obese Americans struggling with their health might find this odd, but McDonald’s is preferred by many Chinese consumers, because its fast food is perceived to be healthy, explains Shaun Rein in NPR. Healthy according to Chinese standards, that is. Read More →

Author Shaun Rein of “The End of Cheap China: Economic and Cultural Trends that will Disrupt the World” hits the famous Dylan Ratigan show on his book tour in the US and explains how pollution and food safety haunt Chinese citizens more than a regime change. US consumers will have to pay higher prices.Read More →