From China Daily:
Xiang Xiufa has become almost a household name in Chongqing after filing a lawsuit against the municipality’s forestry bureau for the death of 3,200 rare plants.
The 44-year-old businessman had transplanted them from their original habitat in the Three Gorges Dam area before it was submerged.
He says the bureau’s dereliction of duty caused the plants to die and is seeking compensation for the loss.
“The municipal bureau got a special fund of 2.09 million ($278,667) from the State Forestry Bureau to build a garden, but I haven’t received the fund,” he said. [Full Text]