Thursday, June 02, 2011
Chinese shoe dealer has closure at last
Chen Jiusong is a shoe dealer from Qingtian, Zhejiang province who has just won a seven-year-old lawsuit. His warehouse was set on fire during an anti-Chinese protest in Spain in 2004. Over 12,000 pairs of shoes were destroyed by arsonists. Earlier this month, a Spanish court announced 28 arsonists who set fire to Chen's goods would be sentenced to six to 18 months in prison. Chen will receive a compensation of 26,000 euros ($36,000) for his loss in the fire. The uninsured losses were closer to10 million yuan ($1,537,000).