When we refer to Yang, are we calling him by his family name or his personal name? Could be either. But, this is not the main issue.
As to the main issue, I'm with Yang. His story is completely plausible, and, therefore, SMD is behaving discourteously, improperly, and foolishly with respect to its own interests. Let this be the summary.
Or, we could go on for indefinitely to see whether we can set length records, first on the BPL site and then for planet earth! The stars are the limit! Game on!