Showing posts from May, 2012

No charge for delivery in a taxi

Local taxi driver Qin Bo speaks to media about how a woman delivered a baby in his cab yesterday. Yesterday morning, Qin was taking a pregnant woman and her husband to Changhai Hospital. En route to the hospital, the woman couldn't wait and gave birth to the baby in the vehicle. Qin rushed the couple to the hospital and left the hospital without charging the taxi fare. The mom and the baby were finally safe and sound after treatment.

Niubanlun pays New Balance for unfair competition

A Chinese sportswear company was ordered to pay 480,000 yuan (US$76,200) in damages to the US-based footwear manufacturer New Balance for unfair competition.
The Huangpu District People's Court also ordered Niubanlun Sportswear Company in Quanzhou, Fujian Province to stop producing sports shoes with a logo similar to New Balance's "N" design.
New Balance filed the lawsuit last November against Niubanlun for using a logo similar to its unique "N" design and had a Chinese brand name that sounds similar to "New Balance."
The US firm said it registered its trademark in China in 1983 and accused Niubanlun of making and selling counterfeit shoes since 2007.
Niubanlun argued that this was not an infringement case because its "N" trademark was legally registered. But New Balance said Niubanlun's trademark should not be used on sports shoes.
The court ruled the Chinese company to pay for unfair competition, saying New Balance is a famous bran…

Boy alone at home killed in apartment fire

A six-year-old boy was killed yesterday in a fire that broke out in an apartment in Shanghai's Baoshan District, reported.
Police said the fire began at about 11am yesterday in an apartment building on Xinchuansha Road. Flames leaped through windows and plumes of black smoke rose into the sky.
Firefighters carried a boy out of the fire but medical workers confirmed he was already dead.
The boy's parents are from Chongqing Municipality and they went out in the morning, leaving their son alone at home, police said.
The cause of the fire is still under investigation.