Anhui province has banned alcoholic beverages at official banquets, except those held to attract investment or involving foreign affairs. The new rule, released on Thursday [16 June 2016], is considered the toughest across the country and was made in response to criticism from the country’s top anti-graft body…Full Article: China Daily June 2016

Key Points

  • In February 2016, Chinese officials from the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection visited Anhui Province and found “excessive drinking” at banquets. In 2013, officials paid a similar visit.
  • A representative of Anhui Golden Seed Winery, a liquor producer, lamented the recent ban in Anhui.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In November 2012, China launched an austerity/anti-corruption campaign that has had a dampening effect on the consumption of high-end liquors within China.
  • Based in Fuyang, Anhui Province, Anhui Golden Seed Winery (SHA:600199) is a producer of baijiu liquor that has been Shanghai Stock Exchange since 1998.

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