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The birth of baijiu, part I: Still here after all these years

“When did the Chinese start drinking baijiu?” It’s a question I’ve been asked several times recently, and one which I have been intentionally avoiding. It’s not that there isn’t an answer, it’s that there are too many answers and none … Continue reading

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Holding your bladder

Last month a court in Beijing sentenced a businessman to life in prison for illegally smuggling over 70 thousand bottles of wine, valued at around RMB45 million ($7.1 million). The man in question, 62-year-old Sun Xitai of Liaoning Province, was … Continue reading

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