A German coffee company is getting a warm welcome in the Chinese city of Changde, where it is setting up its third outlet.
China’s hot beverage market has long been saturated with tea. Now the country is beginning to develop a taste for coffee too.
The coffee company is known for its culture of rapid expansion but it is taking a particular punt on China. As it opens a 'shrine' to coffee in Shanghai, it is hoping to eventually make the Chinese market its biggest.
Donald Trump's "America First" mantra won him the presidential election, but it may have cost the US its place as world superpower. China is hot on America's heels economically and politically, writes DW'S Miodrag Soric.
Seattle-based coffee chain Starbucks has completed the biggest acquisition in the company's history. Its move in mainland China has been described as a "critical next step" in its global expansion drive.
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