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Customers enjoy craft brews at World of Beer Shanghai. (Photo by Mark Andrews)
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MARK ANDREWS, Contributing writer | China

SHANGHAI -- It is a Tuesday night, yet World of Beer on Shanghai's Fumin Road is packed with a mixed crowd of expatriates and locals. The bar is stocked with craft beers from around the world, and manager Jacques Zhu is busy making recommendations -- he has 41 different beers on tap, and around 300 in bottles. Meanwhile, a Filipino band belts out classic rock songs.

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