Life in China 2016: A Picture A Day, July 6 – McDonald’s is very popular in China, in fact, it is currently the third largest market behind the USA and Japan. In Mandarin Chinese, the name is “Màidāngláo” 麦当劳, it has no specific meaning, but is a transliteration. The top picture shows our local McDonald’s with the McExpress walk-up window where you can get drinks and ice cream. There is a McCafe inside (Jim insists that McDonalds has the best coffee in China!), and you can sit inside or outside. They also have delivery service (usually by an employee on a bicycle!). You can get the basic burger, Big Mac, or chicken nuggets and fries, but, you can also get some different foods that suit Asian tastes, like chicken cutlet over a bowl of rice, a corn cup, or a taro pie. Some of the current promotions are the tempura chicken burger, teriyaki meatballs, matcha green tea oreo ice cream cone, the matcha green tea and red bean sundae, green apple soda, and a special donut with pink frosting to go along with the current Hello Kitty promotion.