Tsingtao, the Chinese brewer part-owned by Japan's Asahi, is preparing a wave of promotions across the UK during Chinese New Year celebrations next month.

Halewood International, which distributes and markets Tsingtao lager in the UK, will support New Year celebrations in Chinatowns in London, Liverpool and Birmingham, it said this week.

Over 2000 Chinese restaurants have also been given celebratory POS kits and Tsingtao glassware for 2010, whilst commemorative Tsingtao lanterns will line the streets, it said.

A Tsingtao bar will also be set up in London's Trafalgar Square to mark Chinese New year on 21 February.

Tsingtao will also support the Dragon Boat race in London in June.