Starbucks is under fire in China over how much it charges for coffee as a wave of criticism of Western companies' business practice continues.
Separate reports from state-backed China Central Television and the China Daily newspaper in the past week have accused the company of making consumers pay more for its coffee and related products in China than in other markets, including the United States.
The CCTV report said a medium size latte costs 27 yuan or $4.40 in China, compared with $3.20 in Chicago and about $4 in London.
The reports also said a Starbucks coffee mug - which is made in China - sells for between $10 and $14 in the U.S., and as much as $18 in China.
Starbucks(SBUX) was not immediately available for comment.