Photo of exploded building from China.org.cn
Our hearts go out to the family of the father and son killed by an explosion in Pudong yesterday. The blast, which happened at around 3:20pm in a two-story residential building in Sanlin Town, was powerful enough to destroy the roof and cause half the structure to collapse. Another man and his daughter were injured. The cause of the accident is still being investigated.
- Three Shanghai Carrefour stores have been fined 500,000RMB each for overcharging consumers. Apparently the prices at the register were different from prices advertised, which is illegal… though I wouldn’t have known that buying stuff at every other store in the city.
- McDonalds’ Hamburger University here in Shanghai is apparently even more difficult to get into than Harvard. The low admission rate is part of some grand plan to make McDonalds finally grab some of KFC’s market share.
- Did you know Shanghai only has ONE male kindergarten principal (with a professional education background) in the ENTIRE city? He sounds like a swell guy from this Asia One interview, but doesn’t the fact that he’s the only dude kind of bring up all these gender issue questions?
- Mainichi Daily News has a feature on Japanese women living the “Shanghai Dream”, about female business owners making it big in this city. Apparently, we play home to about 100,000 Japanese residents at any given time.