Wednesday, June 25, 2008

From London's Tube to China's factories

Metal thefts on railways in London are the second-largest challenge to the British Transport Police after terrorism. That's a fascinating statistic, because it says so much about where the world is today. A lot of the metal - and the cast-iron manhole covers that are disappearing from London streets, road signs in Devon, stainless steel doors - is headed to China. And that's the subject of a piece in the Guardian by Aida Edemariam, which quotes me at length (whoo!). It's an interesting piece, well worth a read here.

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