Starbucks On Its Way to Becoming Post-American?

With its closing of 600 stores in the U.S., is Starbucks on its way to becoming post-American? If this trend continues then it looks like Starbucks would fulfill its prediction.

"Starbucks predicts that by 2010 it will have more cafés in China than in the United States." [via The Post-American World]

My question is a rhetorical question, of course. From the perspective of globalization, BIG business (especially multinational business) is by definition post-American. Why? Because the market is global.

Case in point: Since 2005, Starbucks’ growth plan gives priority to China. The Beijing Olympics is opening China’s doorway.