Free shark’s fin dishes draw hordes in ChinaPublished by The Straits Times, 4. January 2012
TAIYUAN (Shanxi) – A restaurant in China’s northern Shanxi province drew long queues on Tuesday after its owner offered to give away some 500,000 yuan (S$103,000) worth of shark’s fin.
Mr Shangguan Junle, the chairman of Haomen Jipin Restaurants, wrote on the Twitter-like Sina Weibo last week that he had decided to stop serving shark’s fin from the beginning of this year to ‘protect sharks and the environment’.
But the 34-year-old entrepreneur felt it would be too wasteful to throw away his remaining stock.
He announced last week that he would give away 2,800 servings of shark’s fin dishes at his restaurant outlets starting from 10am on Tuesday.
Source: The Straits Times, Asia
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