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A tourist called the police after she was charged 5,000 yuan for one fish at a Guilin restaurant. Mrs. Wang had asked the restaurant staff to recommend a fish for her. The restaurant picked a fish out for her, but did not tell her the price or weigh it in front of her.

After staff killed the fish for her meal, Wang learned that the fish was acturally a Chinese giant salamander and cost 1,500 yuan per jin. The three jin fish that the staff had taken out for her cost 5,000 yuan. Wang reported the restaurant to the police. Police helped negotiate, and Wang ended up paying 1,500 yuan for the fish.
On April 20, the Guilin Trade and Industry Bureau and Food and Drug Administration launched a joint investigation and ordered the restaurant to suspend its business. Price gouging in restaurants in punishable in Guilin by a maximum fine of 500,000 yuan.

Source:inews.qq.com

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Post time 2016-4-25 13:58:53 |Display all floors
The restaurant owner should be jailed for having the giant Chinese salamander on the menu as this is an endangered animal.

Ignorance of this is no excuse.

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Post time 2016-4-25 14:01:23 |Display all floors
At home all restaurant prices must be displayed outside the restaurant.
Also inclusion of rare species on the menu would never happen.

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Post time 2016-4-25 14:09:55 |Display all floors
A salamander is not a fish so she did not get what she requested.
(mostly harmless)

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Post time 2016-4-25 14:15:08 |Display all floors
seneca Post time: 2016-4-25 14:10
The word you wanted to use is "price gouging". "Gauging is something else.

Sorry for the typo.

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