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Global Times – Metro Beijing - - TWOCENTS -

“I helped him find a job so he in­vited me to have din­ner. No one forced him to drink that much.”

So said a man sur­named Ma whose friend sur­named Li drunk heav­ily at din­ner and died in the hos­pi­tal. That night Li bought some pre­mium al­co­hol to cel­e­brate a job that Ma in­tro­duced to him and drank a lot dur­ing the cel­e­bra­tion. How­ever, Li drank so much that he felt un­com­fort­able and bent over the desk. When Ma re­al­ized that Li had passed out, he sent him to the hos­pi­tal, but it was too late. Li’s fam­ily sued Ma and asked him to com­pen­sate 480,000 yuan ($71,132) at the court in Haid­ian dis­trict. Sev­eral days ago, the court re­jected Li’s fam­ily’s re­quest. (Source: Bei­jing Youth Daily)

Il­lus­tra­tions: Xia Qing/GT

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