“I was surprised here at the extent to which Coke was able to penetrate the government … The study gives us an interesting and important insight on the extent to which corporations can influence public policy in other countries where there is less scrutiny.” NPR on How Coca-Cola Shaped China’s Efforts To Fight Obesity. Or in this case, to not fight it. “The percentage of obese Chinese adults more than doubled over two decades, from 20.5 percent in 1991 to 42.3 percent in 2011.”

+ NYT: Research Details How Junk Food Companies Influence China’s Nutrition Policy.