A Starbucks coffee shop in Beijing's 600-year-old Forbidden City has been forced to close after half a million people signed an online petition claiming it was "trampling" on Chinese culture and "ruining the solemnity" of the old imperial palace. Starbucks removed its logo in recent years but rejected the option of renaming the store and selling local produce alongside its own coffee. The Sunday Telegraph 15/07/07 page 33 The Independent on Sunday 15/07/07 page 24 The Observer 15/07/07 page 33