04 Jan '12, 2am

More than 1,000 queue up at restaurant in China after owner offers to give away shark's fin dishes

More than 1,000 queue up at restaurant in China after owner offers to give away shark's fin dishes

Long queues at a restaurant in China's Shanxi province yesterday as residents braved the winter chill to enjoy the free shark's fin dishes, said to be worth a total of $103,000. -- PHOTO: CHINA NEWS SERVICE 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. Please enable JavaScript...

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