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.