Workers produce baijiu or white liquor at state-owned Luzhou Laojiao in Luzhou, Sichuan. Demand for expensive Chinese grain liquor has begun to recover after three years of declines. Photo: Dickson Lee

Moutai’s record-setting run may be start of new year rally in China’s luxury liquor sector

Rising demand from middle class and collectible investment trend for vintage spirit could drive growth of the high-end white liquor sector in 2017

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Workers produce baijiu or white liquor at state-owned Luzhou Laojiao in Luzhou, Sichuan. Demand for expensive Chinese grain liquor has begun to recover after three years of declines. Photo: Dickson Lee
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Laura He

Laura He

Before joining the Post, Laura worked for MarketWatch and The Wall Street Journal Digital Network in San Francisco and Hong Kong. She has also worked for Forbes in San Francisco and had stints at Xinhua News Agency as economics editor, anchor and financial correspondent in both Beijing and Hong Kong. She has an MA degree in digital journalism from Stanford University and passed CFA exams.