Image from Caixin.
- Caixin reports that Shanghai’s oil-to-biodeisel recyclers are struggling to remain in business because so many illegal operators are reprocessing waste oil and reselling it to kitchens. When will the swill oil saga end?!
- Work was halted on Shanghai Disneyland on Saturday when earth movers being used on the project were found to be both overloaded and operating without a proper license. Apparently the catch was made as part of the city’s latest campaign against overloaded or speeding earth mover vehicles, an under appreciated threat, apparently!
- Only 16 of the 162 households that fell victim to the Shanghai Jing’an fire last November have accepted the compensation plans being offered by Jing’an Construction Co. They residents are claiming the entire compensation evaluation process was improper and illegal.
- A 28-year-old man was attacked by 20 other men in a Shanghai cybercafe yesterday morning for “making comments about computer games” and supposedly distracting them from game play. Yikes!
- And in happier news, a train operator on Metro Line 2 rescued an injured owl from the tracks last weekend! Driver Yu spotted the owl while driving an empty train near the Pudong end of Line 2, stopped the train (after communicating with the crew director) and retrieved the injured bird. The best part? Yu was given the rest of the day off to tend to the bird, which was examined and later released.