SEATTLE Starbucks Corp. executives have forecast that about 20 percent of its international growth will occur in China this year, which has the potential for more than 200 million customers. —There already are more than 500 Starbucks Coffee outlets in China, about 300 of which have opened in the past two years, and Martin Coles, president of Starbucks’ international division, told a telephone conference of financial analysts that the chain would add 200 more there by 2008. ...
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