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The brewery was founded in 1903 as the Germania-Brauerei to brew beer in the German tradition mainly for Germans and other Westerners in China.
In 1915 the brewery was taken over from the cooperation of Chinese and German owners and their hired managers and until 1945 was under Japanese management.
After the defeat of Japan in World War II the Tsingtao Brewery was turned into a Chinese brewery under ownership of the Tsui family and supervision of the Nationalist government in Nanjing. However, this period of ownership only lasted until 1949 when the People's Republic of China was founded and the company became a state-owned enterprise.
The company was privatized in the early '90s and in 1993 merged with three other breweries in Qingdao and was finally renamed Tsingtao Brewery Company Limited. Today one can find Tsingtao Beer all over the world - I even found a picture inside the brewery of Pretoria / South Africa.
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