A famous Chinese comic has been sued by a diet-tea drinker who accused him of making false claims in an ad for "Tibetan Secret Fat Elimination Tea," Xinhua news agency said Tuesday.One suspects she consumed nothing but three boxes of tea. You have to respect the Chinese judicial system for not shooting her in the back of the head. Also of note is the low price of the compensation sought; In the U.S., someone would have sued for $22 million.
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His slogan -- "No big belly after three boxes of tea" -- soon became a popular catch phrase.
"Zhang is seeking an apology and damages of 172 yuan ($22) from Guo, the tea producer, a sales agency and the advertising company with a claim that they are guilty of commercial fraud.
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"Zhang said she bought three boxes of tea because she was a fan of Guo, but found she lost no weight at all and suffered nausea and vomiting," Xinhua said.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Stupidity: the universal language