Photo from Xinhua.
- The 14th annual Shanghai International Film Festival (affectionately dubbed SIFFilis around the Shanghaiist ‘office’ this week) kicked off last night with Francis Lawrence’s Hollywood romantic drama Water for Elephants. Red carpet stars this year included Susan Sarandon, Matt Dillon, and Rupert Murdoch.
- Adam Minter of Shanghai Scrap draws some interesting comparisons for Bloomberg between the two largest crowds he saw gathered this week around Shanghai: Nervous gaokao parents and Kungfu Panda fans.
- What do you get for hating the rich and keying nine of their cars in Shanghai? One year in prison.
- Microsoft has sued Shanghai Tianma Microelectronics Co Ltd for 5 million RMB in copyright infringement after it claims to have found pirated copies of Microsoft Office and Windows being used in their Pudong offices. Besides the money, they’re also asking for a public apology in People’s Daily.
- After sacking officials over the November Jing’an fire earlier this week, Shanghai announced the official compensation plan for the fire’s victims.
- They also announced that, surprise surprise, Shanghai’s fire safety isn’t up to snuff.
- A white-collar office worker guy from Shanghai made an unbelievably detailed (and real-looking) Iron Man suit, which of course the Chinese internetz are going wild over.