Only in China – Drink Beer Straight from a Plastic Bag!

Tsingtao Brewery is one of the biggest beer brands in China. In the city of Qingdao in Shandong province where the beer is produced one can enjoy the original taste of the beer. The beer is also cheap, only about 10 cents a pound so most of us are financially able to enjoy the beer in large quantities. If you become too full, you can just doggy bag the beer, literally in a plastic bag.

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In Qingdao almost every street shop is equipped with Tsingdao beer barrel and sterilized plastic bags. The 3.5% fresh beer is bought by pound and weighted to prevent gaseous volume manipulation. A pint of beer costs about 1.5 Chinese yuan which corresponds to approximately 24 cents.

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The Tsingtao Brewery was founded in 1903 by German settlers and the first Tsingtao beer was served on December 1904. Because of the long history and the Western brand heritage, the Qingdaonese are very proud of the brewery. The company is now China’s second largest brewery with a 15% domestic market share. Tsingtao also has exported its beer abroad. The city of Qingdao commemorates its beer legacy by organizing the Qingdao beer festival annually on August.

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So far, the bagged beer has not gone into mass production and it seems that the innovation will remain as an exclusive Qingdaonese novelty for quite some time. It is still uncertain when does bag packaging go mainstream in the beer industry. Some of ideas are already presented by Carlsberg and Degra Studio marketing agency.

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Pictures and original articles: Mafengwo.cn, Baidu Tieba, XCar.com, Behance.net, Tsingdaose.com, Tsingtao Brewery in Wikipedia, CNN Travel 

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Drunk Man Found In Container Bound For The USA

Cars, food, lego pieces – shipping containers have been known to carry all kinds of items. But a product unique to shipping was found this time last year: a drunken man.

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Jiang Wu was supposed to be staying in a B&B in the eastern Chinese city of Qingdao. In his drunken stupor he’d somehow mistaken a shipping container at a dockyard for his room, wandered in and fell asleep.  The next morning he woke up and panicked. He found himself in a pitch black sealed shipping container, hung-over and trapped. His one saving grace was that he at least had his mobile phone. He called his friends, the police, anyone who could find. Unfortunately for him, it was not that easy:

“His problem was … that he couldn’t tell us which container he was in, and there were thousands of them stacked on top of each other,” Qingdao Police Spokesman.

Police arrived and asked Mr Wu to bang on the walls of his container. With only an hour to go until his container was due to sail, he was found 60 feet high.

 “He’s very lucky. If he’d been asleep for another hour the next stop would have been America,” said a dock worker.

He was fortunate. There are currently over 17 million shipping containers in the world, and five or six million of them are currently shipping around the world on vessels, trucks, and trains. In total, they make around 200 million trips a year.

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Peru Set to Explode with Copper Extraction

Peru is re-positioning themselves to catapult in front of China to take back second place in the title race for the largest Copper extraction nation in the world. Second only to Chile who produce a whopping 5.8 million tonnes of Copper annually, Peru is set to ramp up their annual Copper output capabilities by approximately double from 1.4 million tonnes in 2013, to 2.8 million tonnes before the beginning of 2016.

The expected green lights on five core Peruvian Copper mining projects underpin this massive growth aspirations and development of the Copper industry in Peru. These projects include; the US$4.6 billion expansion venture of the Cerro Verde’s which is expected to finish up at the beginning of 2016, Southern Copper’s controversial US$1 billion expansion of the Tia Maria mine which had been on hold since 2011 due to community concern for the inadequately proposed water usage and pollution management strategies has resolved these issues through a revisal of environmental management strategies which are expected to gain local approval soon, the US$3.5 billion Toromocho mine which opened last December, US$900 million expansion of Toquepala mine,  and the Chinese owned and led US$5.86 billion Las Bambas mine which is expected to shift it’s Copper output upwards from 1.3 million tonnes in 2013 to 2.8 million tonnes before 2016.

Peru_cooper_mine_GlencoreSince China is the worlds leading consumer of Copper, Peru exports approximately one quarter of their total Copper extracted to China alone. However recent events such as slowing Chinese housing growth and the Qing Dao collateral scandal have encouraged a cooling of Copper demand in China, forcing a slump in global Copper prices. Provided these current events do not have lasting effects over the next eighteen months, Peruvian Copper production levels can be expected to continue to close the gap between the Copper extraction market leaders in Chile.

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Zenn B.//SMC Editor