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  1. Village drunks face women's ire

    Posted Oct 09th 2003, 12:00am by Amrit Dhillon

    ... labourers on cheap alcohol known as arrack and then come home and beat their wives. When a group of more than 300 women began patrolling some of the spirits outlets in the area, the atmosphere ... to shut shop, draining litres of alcohol, publicly humiliating drunks (including shaving their heads) and patrolling the streets at night for any unsteady male who might be planning to go home ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430554/village-drunks-face-womens-ire
  2. Cheers, China's catching up

    Posted Nov 16th 2003, 12:00am by Raymond Ma

    ... at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University's Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology. Mao tai jiu has an alcohol content of close to 55 per cent. 'Drinking wines with higher alcohol content on an empty stomach can cause stomach ulcers,' Mr Chung added. Excessive alcohol could also lead to hepatic cirrhosis, a fatal condition in which the liver becomes inflamed. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/434880/cheers-chinas-catching
  3. Euphoria!

    Posted Jul 07th 2003, 12:00am by Laura Walsh

    ... a positive attitude. Drugs, alcohol, certain types of food such as chocolate and chillis, have also been found to cause the brain to produce endorphins, but often with some unwanted side effects. One ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/420897/euphoria
  4. SHAOXING RICE WINE

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... with Kevin Sinclair SHAOXING RICE WINE Wing Sang, $14 About 20 years ago, I went to a wine tasting at the venerable Shaoxing Winery in Zhejiang province. The winery makes more than 17,500 tons of sweet rice wine a year. One version of the wine is Wing San ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432347/shaoxing-rice-wine
  5. Drinking and exercise

    Posted Oct 06th 2003, 12:00am by Laura Walsh

    ... downing a few after sport. Alcohol's also heavily involved in sponsoring professional athletes and sporting events such as Grand Prix, tennis tournaments such as the Australian Open, and the Rugby World Cup (backed by Heineken and Bundaberg) in Australia starting this month. Yet, while the taste may be appealing, alcohol in any form is detrimental to many aspects of physical ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/430173/drinking-and-exercise
  6. Fake maotai seized at Carrefour

    Posted Sep 26th 2003, 12:00am by Mark O'Neill

    ... Checks at retail giant's Shanghai stores uncover 720 bottles of the bootleg spirit The manufacturer of China's most famous alcoholic beverage has demanded an apology from retail giant Carrefour after the discovery of 720 bottles of fake wine on its shelves in three stores, before one of the busiest seasons, the National Day holiday. 'We are demanding an apology ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429113/fake-maotai-seized-carrefour
  7. Brewer holds talks on stake sale

    Posted Nov 28th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Winston Yau Guangdong Brewery Holdings is in talks to sell a 21 per cent stake to one of the world's top five breweries, marking the latest attempt by an international brewer to break into the mainland's highly competitive beer market. The Guang ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/436161/brewer-holds-talks-stake-sale
  8. Liquid amber

    Posted Oct 26th 2003, 12:00am by Robin Lynam

    ... Want to indulge like an emperor? Just look for the ornate packaging of Shaoxing's yellow rice wine and you are well on your way. Robin Lynam reports CHINESE 'RICE WINES' ARE NOT wines in the generally accepted western sense of the term, and indeed are not necessarily made with rice. In China, the phrase is used for all fermented alcoholic drinks made with cereals ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/432348/liquid-amber
  9. Insurance puts drunks in the driver's seat

    Posted Aug 19th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An invitation to drink and drive? Or a blessing for the victims of drunks? A Shanghai insurer's policy offering accident cover to drivers under the influence of alcohol is stirring ... receive up to 250,000 yuan (HK$236,000) to cover compensation paid to victims of accidents they caused while driving after drinking alcohol,' a company spokeswoman said yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/425240/insurance-puts-drunks-drivers-seat
  10. Film friends frolic freely

    Posted Sep 29th 2003, 12:00am by Tinnie Chow

    ... Kar-wai's films to Europe. But McAlpine is also a producer. His latest film, Sixteen Years of Alcohol, was inspired by Wong Kar-wai. 'We were in Edinburgh, Wong Kar-wai's favourite city after Hong Kong, and I showed him this poem called Sixteen Years of Alcohol, and he told me I had to make the film. He said to me, 'just let the architecture be the star of the movie'. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/429466/film-friends-frolic-freely

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