3.20.2007

Chinese Law


China is executing a man for selling overpriced ant farms. No lie. My favorite part of the case is that he sold the ants in cardboard boxes. China invented gunpowder; I'm betting they have Tupperware technology at this point.

1 comment:

ChinaLawBlog said...

They weren't just overpriced. He claimed they had medicinal qualities they did not. He also made around $385 million from the sales. I am certainly not justifying the execution, but this sort of thing is a big problem in China, and one the government (quite obviously) takes very seriously. My firm has helped in defending foreigners who have gotten caught on the wrong side of Chinese law in similar cases and the law is applied the same way to foreigners. China is NOT a place to go if you are planning to engage in fraud.

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