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Court Sides With Lawyer Sued for Criticizing ‘Medicinal’ Liquor-Maker

The website of Hongmao Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. is seen on April 17. Photo: IC
The website of Hongmao Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. is seen on April 17. Photo: IC

A Shanghai court has sided with a lawyer whom a well-known manufacturer of medicinal liquor had accused of defamation, months after a Guangdong-based doctor was detained for 100 days for criticizing the same company.

Shanghai lawyer Cheng Yuan is not guilty of damaging Hongmao Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd.’s reputation, the court in the city’s Minhang district determined recently, Caixin has learned.

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