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Q: Is there any age limit for drinking and buying alcohol in China?

8 years 10 weeks ago in  Visa & Legalities - China

 
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Apparently there is no drinking age limit, but you have to be over 18 to buy alcohol if it is over .5%, it is a ban rather than a law!

I have seen young children come into a shop and a buy a beer for their fathers etc, no one seems to say anything. Mostly there does not seem to be problems here with alcohol as it is freely available.
I can't understand why some countries have problems with it when it is so rigorously controlled by the government.

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the age limit seems to be something according to hold old you need to be to A) walk into a store and B) carry money and walk away with beer.

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Interesting point Alex. You can access beer without an age limit. Beer is also very cheap BUT I have seen little evidence of youths or older teens drinking dangerously or hanging around drunk causing trouble. Anyone want to hazzard a guess why. Is it the forbidden fruit theory or has it to do with marketing.

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As long as you have money and can reach the counter you can buy beer in China.

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I have never heard about age limit for drinking.

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There is no limit,I always bought alcohol for my dad since i was 6 years old and i started to drink alcohol when  i was only 8 years old or so which was given by my dad, then i was addicted to it,but i got rid of it when i was 11,and i have seldom drunk it ever since.

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