Straw citizen

Hao Jinsong is a nobody. How small is it? As small as he can only use the word ” citizen” to call himself. He also used an analogy to describe himself as a straw.

Hao Jinsong was obliged to fight the ” fishing law enforcement case” for the Shanghai driver. To outsiders, he was completely ” a dog with a mouse” because he was not in Shanghai and did not own a car. He could not be caught by ” fishing”. He studied law and often helped people engage in lawsuits, but he did not have a lawyer’s license. What he can do is to appear in court as a ” citizen’s agent” and make a voice for the justice and justice around him.

Hao Jinsong used to work in a bank, but for the sake of the dignity of the law and his own interests, he gave up his ” warm nest” of eight years of work, first taking a year of classes at Peking University and then studying for a master’s degree at China University of Political Science and Law.

A master of law, but always on such things as 0.5 yuan, 1.5 yuan.

In 2002, Hao Jinsong ate on the train. He was not satisfied with the poor quality and high price of the food on the dining car. when he asked for the invoice, the staff felt he was smiling and said, ” we never issue invoices in the dining car.” He felt that his rights had been violated and many attempts had failed. Therefore, on May 18, 2004, he submitted the report materials to the report center of the State Administration of Taxation. To his surprise, the State Administration of Taxation did not reply within the statutory time limit. On September 16, 2004, Hao Jinsong sued Beijing Dongcheng District Local Taxation Bureau for inaction. On October 13, 2004, Beijing Railway Bureau was sued for not issuing invoices for train dining cars. On June 9, 2005, the court ruled in favor of Hao Jinsong. On the third day after the ruling came into effect, the Beijing Railway Administration handed over the invoice of 60 yuan to Hao Jinsong.

In 2004, Hao Jinsong was in the subway of Dawang Road in Xicheng District of Beijing, but he couldn’t find a toilet in an emergency. However, when he found the toilet, he was told that it was exclusively for employees. Hao Jinsong became more authentic because the subway company ” deprived citizens of their rights due to design defects”. Six months later, the subway station built a mobile toilet, but it had to charge a fee, which was not invoiced. Hao Jinsong found the subway station staff for this matter, and then, under the staff’s prevarication, he found the Wukeshu Management Office until he found the head office of Xizhimen. In September 2004, the Xicheng District Court ruled that the subway company should issue each 0.5 yuan invoice to Hao Jinsong and apologize to Hao Jinsong in court.

On January 21, 2006, Hao Jinsong filed a lawsuit against the Ministry of Railways for violating the price increase procedure for spring transportation train tickets on the basis of the train tickets that were priced in 1.5 yuan the day before and in 2 yuan the next day. On January 7, 2007, Hao Jinsong, a law graduate student at China University of Political Science and Law, sent a special delivery letter from Taiyuan to the Minister of Railways, calling on the Ministry of Railways to stop the fare increase during the upcoming 2007 Spring Festival. On the 8th, the relevant departments publicly declared that they would not ignore his suggestion. However, to our surprise, on the third day, a spokesman for the Ministry of Railways announced suddenly that starting from 2007, the price of railway tickets for spring transportation will no longer be subject to the floating system.

On October 12, 2007, the National Development and Reform Commission held a hearing on the reduction of mobile phone roaming fees. Hao Jinsong even stood on his chair and claimed his right to attend as a citizen. On October 23, 2009, the National Development and Reform Commission ( NDRC ) stipulated that a gallery must be set up for price hearings.

Over the years, Hao Jinsong has fought many lawsuits, but few of them actually won. And every time he won, he went through a long period of twists and turns before finally getting the desired result. However, don’t think that Hao Jinsong is a ” poor scoundrel”. The train meal invoice with tens of dollars and the subway toilet fee with only 0.5 yuan’s money are nothing to Hao Jinsong, who is also a legal advisor to several companies. On the contrary, he has to fight a public welfare lawsuit every year and has to spend a lot of money on it.

Asked why he wanted to do this, he said that if the law is not upheld, it will always be a piece of waste paper. I am a citizen of the country. Everything that happens in this land is related to me. I want to make the country where I live more beautiful.

Ask him why he doesn’t make a lot of money, but pays attention to those trivial things that cost money. He said: The law is a tree and needs a lot of people to protect it. Only when everyone takes care of it, when it grows up, can this big tree protect us. In China, everything needs patience. I start with small things to save costs.

He asked if he felt heroic pride when he shook the ” big tree” like the national ministries with his own strength. He said: All changes cannot be made by myself. I am not a hero, but a straw. Sometimes, I just play the role of the last straw.

Hao Jinsong’s ” straw” has crushed the unjust, unjust and illegal ” camel” over and over again. Perhaps, the value of a person does not lie in how successful he is, nor in whether he is ” the last straw”, but in the fact that every straw is sending out a force for good to good.

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