This Bud's For Wu

Anheuser-Busch is making a big push in China, betting that growing prosperity will mean a taste for premium brews, says CEO Patrick Stokes

After more than 30 years with St. Louis-based brewer Anheuser-Busch (BUD ), President and CEO Patrick Stokes is paying a lot of attention to China these days. Last year his company purchased Harbin Brewery in Harbin, China. The producer of Harbin Beer, which boasts annual revenues of some $200 million, filled out Anheuser-Busch's growing Middle Kingdom portfolio, which consists of a Budweiser brewery in Central China and a stake in Tsingtao.

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