TAIPEI ( TheStreet) -- One night about 10 years ago a friend took me to dinner in a working-class city outside Beijing. He ordered a grain alcohol that we drank till I can't remember when and tried to forget as soon as my clawing headache and nausea passed the next afternoon.A few years later I had a chance to try another type of the clear-colored Chinese "baijiu," which is Mandarin for white wine. A government foreign affairs office leader in northeastern China had ordered the smoother, tangier liquor to celebrate after an interview that he helped arrange. No trouble the day after.
The Booze Is Flowing in China
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