Chinese revellers celebrate during the Annual Qingdao International Beer Festival in China. Photo: Getty Chinese revellers celebrate during the Annual Qingdao International Beer Festival in China. Photo: Getty
Chinese revellers celebrate during the Annual Qingdao International Beer Festival in China. Photo: Getty

Alibaba rape allegation exposes China’s alcohol problem: high rates of assault, workers pressured to binge drink, accidents and cancer

  • An allegation by a female Alibaba employee has sent shock waves through corporate China, but belies a wider problem of enforced workplace drinking
  • Experts worry about rising alcohol consumption across society; a 2018 report revealed China had world’s highest number of alcohol related deaths

Topic |   China society
Chinese revellers celebrate during the Annual Qingdao International Beer Festival in China. Photo: Getty Chinese revellers celebrate during the Annual Qingdao International Beer Festival in China. Photo: Getty
Chinese revellers celebrate during the Annual Qingdao International Beer Festival in China. Photo: Getty
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