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China Daily (Canada) - - SHANGHAI -

A col­lege grad­u­ate sur­named Bai was ar­rested at work af­ter he was sus­pected of steal­ing more than 2,600 Shang­hai Dis­ney e-tick­ets worth about 870,000 yuan. The district procu­ra­torate of Shang­hai Pudong New Area said the IT com­pany Bai worked for is a plat­form that sup­ports and man­ages Dis­ney­land’s ticket ser­vices. Ac­cord­ing to lo­cal me­dia, Bai is sus­pected to have mod­i­fied the QR codes and en­trance dates of some 1,700 tick­ets that he sold for about 490,000 yuan be­tween June 27 and July 20.

Af­ter four months of trial op­er­a­tion, a tele­com net­work anti-fraud cen­ter has been of­fi­cially launched in Shang­hai, ac­cord­ing to Peo­ple.com. Since its trial run which started on March 21, the plat­form has helped more than 28,000 po­ten­tial vic­tims and frozen 146 fi­nan­cial ac­counts con­tain­ing more than 70 mil­lion yuan. The plat­form op­er­ates 24 hours a day and is man­aged by the Shang­hai Po­lice, the Shang­hai di­vi­sion of the China Bank­ing Reg­u­la­tory Com­mis­sion and the Shang­hai head of­fice of the Peo­ple’s Bank of China.

The cen­tral gov­ern­ment has de­cided to set up a pi­lot food track­ing sys­tem in Shang­hai, Shan­dong prov­ince, Ningxia Hui au­ton­o­mous re­gion and Xi­a­men of Fu­jian prov­ince to boost food safety mea­sures. Dairy prod­ucts will be the first to be in­cluded into the track­ing sys­tem, re­ported the Eco­nomic In­for­ma­tion Daily. The par­tic­i­pat­ing cities could also choose to reg­is­ter its spe­cial prod­ucts in the sys­tem which pro­vides in­for­ma­tion about the sup­pli­ers and helps with qual­ity con­trol. The cen­tral gov­ern­ment al­lo­cated 700 mil­lion yuan in sup­port of this project and it is ex­pected that sim­i­lar track­ing sys­tems will be set up in the fu­ture for dan­ger­ous chem­i­cals and rare earth prod­ucts.

Oc­to­ber is widely re­garded as the best time to con­sume hairy crabs and fa­mous Shang­hai brand Wang Bao He will be show­cas­ing its sig­na­ture crab cui­sine in front of Ja­panese gour­mands at New Otani ho­tels in Tokyo and Osaka be­tween Oct 23 and 30. Wang Bao He is a time­honored brand in Shang­hai that is renowned for its all­crab feasts and rice wines made from se­cret recipes. Serv­ing crab dishes and rice wine can be traced back to 1744 when a man named Wang Guichen opened a tav­ern named Wang Bao that was lo­cated near the cur­rent City God Tem­ple in Shang­hai.

DC Comics has launched its new Su­per­man series fea­tur­ing Ke­nan Kong, a teenager from Shang­hai, as the pro­tag­o­nist. Chi­ne­seAmer­i­can au­thor Gene Luen Yang said that he cre­ated this Chi­nese Su­per­man to ex­press his wish that all su­per­hero sto­ries can be ex­cit­ing re­gard­less of the back­ground of the char­ac­ters, and that ev­ery­body can find a su­per­hero that is sim­i­lar to him­self or her­self. Born in the United States in 1973, Yang had to do ex­ten­sive re­search about the lives of the Chi­nese as well as their work­life and cul­ture be­fore em­bark­ing on the project.

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