On the edge of Tiananmen Square, just across the street from Mao Zedongâ€™s tomb, He Yingying munches on a piece of chicken and gazes at the benign-looking figure beaming down at her.
â€œWe love him,â€ she says, bursting into an impish smile.
The 21-year-old student from Beijingâ€™s Capital University of Economics and Business isnâ€™t referring to Mao, whose iconic official portrait dominates the square. Sheâ€™s talking about a long-dead, white-bearded Kentucky colonel on the logo of the KFC restaurant where sheâ€™s feasting on her favorite fast food, Bloomberg Markets reports in its March issue. More.