I was recently a fly on the wall listening to a conversation between three men from three foreign countries. It went something like this...
"How about all the company dinner banquets we have to deal with; how do you stand the constant toasting of 'baijiu' that horrible stuff!"
"Oh that stuff is so nasty! It's not only bad to drink its bad effect stays with you the next day and it stinks too!"
"I have found a way to get by and it works for me: I will take a sip of the baijiu for one drink, and then take only red wine after that. I inform my hosts at the beginning that I will only have one drink of baijiu. This gets me through many nights of this torture!"