Shanghai Daily has been covering the crap out of the Minhang building collapse story (and good for them – it gives us something to blog about). Not only did Shanghai Meidu’s construction company ignore “obvious warnings” of impending danger by piling up tons of soil next to the riverbank (a mistake experts are calling the antithesis of using common sense), it also ignored actual vocal warnings from supervisors at the site. Meanwhile, the possibility of graft being involved somewhere is still high. Minhang district authorities will be investigating whether several government officials had owning stakes in Shanghai Meidu. That would explain how the real estate company managed to get the land for one-third the price of plots bought in the same area.