An otherwise simple battery lawsuit has been sitting on the desk of the People's Court of the Zhongshan District of Dalian, Liaoning Province forever.
Two Chinese women were severely beaten by two Japanese businessmen on May 7, 2004 in the hotel they stayed. The women filed lawsuit on May 19, and the two Japanese were let go by the Dalian Police. Although the trail started on Dec 7th, 2005, the Dalian court put the sentencing on hold indefinitely. Although Dalian government is well know to be pro-Japanese business, but the stunning abuse of legal system on a simple assault case still amazed the Seagull.
Mr. Zhao Guosheng, the deputy chief judge of the court told reporters that there was no time limit on cases involving a foreign citizen according to the Chinese civil code, therefore, it is perfectly legal for the court to put the sentencing date on-hold forever.
In a separate incident, a veteran Wen Dianxin was mocked and humiliated in the People's Court of Jinzhou District in Dalin by the judges when he sued his employer, a Japanese company.