People walk past a Starbucks coffee store at Qianmen Commercial Street in central Beijing, in this file picture taken April 19, 2012. Starbucks Corp has been charging customers in China higher prices ... more 
People walk past a Starbucks coffee store at Qianmen Commercial Street in central Beijing, in this file picture taken April 19, 2012. Starbucks Corp has been charging customers in China higher prices than other markets, helping the company realize thick profit margins, a report by the official China Central Television (CCTV) aired on October 20, 2013 said. Starbucks' pricing strategy in China, which the company estimates will be its second-biggest market after the U.S. by 2014, is tied to local business costs such as labour and commodity costs, infrastructure investment, currency and real estate, the company said in a statement emailed to Reuters. REUTERS/Jason Lee/Files (CHINA - Tags: BUSINESS) less 
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