Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Panamanian connection

Something funny happened at the San Francisco’s Panama-Pacific International Exhibition in 1915. According to China’s baijiu heavyweights, the story goes something like this: China walked into the World’s Fair, unleashed a massive alcoholic beat down and returned home conquering heroes, … Continue reading

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Happy New Year!

Wishing much happiness to all my readers in the Year of the Dragon.

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A magical evening with Quanxing

DISCLAIMER: Before you get too hung up on the title, let me just say that I usually try to distance myself from my PR days, and I wouldn’t break out that kind of cheese without a good reason. So I … Continue reading

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A major setback in baijiu-American relations

In case you missed it or don’t pay attention to American politics, former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman will drop out of the Republican primary race and endorse fellow Republican Mitt Romney later today. So why am I write … Continue reading

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Tequila shots with Qianlong

The conventional wisdom is that China invented just about everything – gunpowder, paper, moveable type, the Lazy Susan, etc. But despite the Chinese’s inventive prowess, the following claim in the People’s Daily took me by surprise: Experts deduced that in … Continue reading

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