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McDonald's to open in Myanmar?

Not yet. But we asked readers in our web poll last week to guess which of Asia's rogue states, Myanmar or North Korea, would be first to open a branch of the global burger chain.
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Den Fujita enjoys a Big Mac with Ronald McDonald as the company's stock is listed on the Jasdaq OTC market in 2001 (AFP)
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<div style="text-align: left;"> Den Fujita enjoys a Big Mac with Ronald McDonald as the company's stock is listed on the Jasdaq OTC market in 2001 (AFP) </div>

McDonald’s, the world’s biggest restaurant chain, has been flipping burgers in Asia for 40 years, but has yet to plant its golden arches in either Myanmar or North Korea two countries that are desperately in need of a few Happy Meals.

That could be set to change after Hilary Clinton’s landmark visit to the country formerly known as Burma last week. She is the highest-ranking US official to visit the country since John Foster Dulles, President Eisenhower’s secretary of state, who came in 1955 to convince the then-democratic Burmese not to become communists. After almost 50 years of socialist-styled military rule, Clinton came to persuade President Thein Sein to...

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