|MacDonald's to open more shops in China (12/13/01)|
World fast-food giant MacDonald's said on Friday it would open 100 chain stores and train more employees in China every year till 2003, after it announced to close 250 stores in other countries.
The US-based company said it had spent 10 million yuan (US$1.2 million) on training employees at centers in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and other large cities in China.
As MacDonald is becoming more and more popular in China's urban areas, the company has opened about 400 stores across the country. In Shanghai alone, it has 50 chain stores.
The company is restructuring its branches around the world, as mad cow disease has affected its sales in beef hamburgs.