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China's Luckin Coffee Loses Revenue After Faking Sales Figures

First beset by a deadly pathogen and now beleaguered with financial troubles, bad luck abounds in the nation of China....

After faking sales figures, the company was forced to suspend its chief operating officer, Jian Liu, and all staff directly reporting to him. This doesn't come as much of a shock, considering China's proclivity for producing fake goods and statistical data, but it's disappointing nonetheless. 

For China's economy, this strikes a hard blow, as Luckin was one of the few successful stock market listings in the States last year. I guess in a situation as precarious as the one we've found ourselves in, it should be the least of their worries. The sheer lack of transparency in China's daily operations is appalling and an issue to be dealt with sooner rather than later.

People waiting in line to order up a fresh brewed coffee at one of China's most successful chains.

Following an internal investigation, it was discovered that nearly 40% of its revenue ($310m USD) was merely fabricated. This does nothing to inspire confidence in the Chinese economy or a brand which many citizens turn to in favor of western staples, such as Starbucks. 

Investors grew increasingly suspicious, as they witnessed the company's figures double, then triple within such a short time frame. In response, the Chinese coffee giant denied all allegations that something was amiss -- only to retract that statement and issue an official apology after more information came to light. 

But when a country has no qualms about selling fake rice to its own citizens, then you have to question whether any of this should surprise an increasingly weary public resting beneath the oppressive fist of its communist leadership.

What do you think about this story? Does it resonate with your own opinion of China or does it strike a chord of disagreement? Feel free to explain your thoughts and feelings below.

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