Chinese budget aircraft carrier Spring Airlines refused three travelers after they informed them about their HIV-positive status. Although just two out of three of them were seropositive, in the end all of them had to use the train on their way from Shenyang in the northeast of China to Shijiazhuang, south of Beijing.
Three passengers are now sueing Spring Airlines for that reason: they are seeking a compensation of 48,999 yuan and an open apology.
According to Chinese law, airlines have a right to deny entry to passengers with infectuous diseases, but Liu Wei - the travelers' lawyer- argued that there was no evidence gathered by the airlines that showed that any of them could infect anyone else during that flight.
People with a HIV postive status or with full blown AIDS don't have it easy in China. For example, it's forbidden for them to work in state administration and the long-lasting ban for entrance of HIV positive foreigners to the country was canceled just four years ago.