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Starbucks pouring on the heat in China, greater Asia

NEW YORK -- Starbucks is maintaining its focus on the Chinese market and the rest of Asia, with the region accounting for half of the 1,800 or so new locations the coffee chain is opening in fiscal 2016.

     "We are taking a long-term view on how we will build our business in China," CEO Howard Schultz said Thursday, stressing that the company will continue pursuing the market despite the recent economic slowdown.

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