|Yao Ming [chinadaily.com.cn]|
Former NBA star Yao Ming is being sued by Beijing resident Feng Changshun for endorsing a health food product that Feng said misleads consumers, in one of the first consumer rights cases involving a celebrity since a new protection law was enacted in March.
Feng is suing Baxsun Pharmacy, a retail chain in Beijing, for exaggerating the benefits of its fish oil capsules.
Yao, a spokesman for the product, is also being sued. Beijing's Xicheng District court has confirmed that it will hear the case.
Former NBA star and member of the 12th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) Yao Ming made a proposal to integrate sports into China's education system at a panel discussion on sports on March 4, 2013.
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