Xu Fang of the Shanghai Daily portrayed Yan Jiaming, a civilian who has brought a series of lawsuits against local retailers including Foxtown, Lotus and Auchan for selling fakes or commodities that have passed their shelf life. However, some courts are refusing to deal with Yan's claims.
""We found Yan isn't a common consumer who turns to the court for help when he is cheated by stores. So he won't be protected by the consumer protection law," said Hu Hairong, a judge with the Yangpu court."
Maybe Yan is a common consumer, maybe he is not. If he is a professional, he should even get more compensation for his knowledge and experience.
Read Xu's article in the Shanghai Daily here.