Latest News:  
Beijing   Cloudy    19 / 9 ℃  City Forecast

English>>China Society

Restaurant sued over alcohol sales to minors

By Liu Meng (Global Times)

08:43, November 01, 2012

A cigarette and alcohol store in Chaoyang district has a sign forbidding sales of alcohol to minors Wednesday. Photo: Li Hao/GT

A father, whose teenage son is in a coma after being injured in a fight when alcohol was illegally served to minors in a Fangshan district restaurant, has filed suit against the restaurant's manager.

This is the first time such a case has been brought against an alcohol vendor in the district since a 2006 national ban on selling alcohol to minors.

The plaintiff's son, surnamed Han, a high school student, has been in a coma since a schoolmate, surnamed Ding, invited him to the restaurant on February 25, the Beijing Youth Daily reported Wednesday.

During the meal, Liu and Han quarreled and Liu, who was drunk, struck Han on the head with a beer bottle, resulting in a severe brain injury.

The father asked the manager, surnamed Wei, and four others for 130,000 yuan ($20,839) compensation at Fangshan district court Tuesday.

Wei Wei, a Fangshan court media officer, told the Global Times that Liu was sentenced to eight years in prison in August for intentional injury.

The plaintiff said the manager violated the Alcohol Circulation Management Regulations (ACMR) on sales of alcohol and beer to minors, said Wei.

The ACMR, enacted by the Ministry of Commerce, came into force on January 1, 2006, and forbids vendors to sell alcohol to minors under 18. Stores must post obvious warning signs, and violators face fines of up to 2,000 yuan, according to the ministry's website.

【1】 【2】


Most viewed commentaries
Recommended News
12 hours before execution of female prisoners Sexy girls in China's national pole dancing team A glimpse of hard security guard training
Typhoon Son-Tinh brings gales, downpours 50,000 gay people attended same sex parade Life behind bars (II)

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:梁军、马茜)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Troops in field tactical training

  2. PLA, U.S. army bands hold joint concert

  3. N. Korea's Kim Jong Il visit military university

  4. HTC smartphones with Windows 8

  5. Willys Jeep seen in Tianjin, still works

  6. Airspace management reform urged

  7. Western beauties in Chinese eyes

  8. Top 10 sports stars courted by universities

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. A vital asset for emerging ratings agency
  2. Clearing the path for global currency
  3. Why scary Chinese movies are so scarce
  4. Banks get carried away with late fees
  5. Lin Yifu: Tech key to avoid development trap
  6. Seeking justice from pollution
  7. China, US have 'unique' role for world peace
  8. Libya conflict unlikely to impact US presidential race
  9. Trade protectionism won't work for US
  10. Growth depends on reining in abuse

What’s happening in China

People have fun at Angry Birds theme park in Shanghai

  1. Beijing stalled on top of traffic jam list
  2. China redoubles efforts against pollution
  3. Witty writer from Japan faked resume
  4. Foreigners give thumbs up to taxi service cards
  5. Incentives will help to attract top talents