Monday, March 20, 2006

Scrambling to feed China's appetite for metal



'China's voracious appetite for metals is convulsing the world. It has led to economic booms in some nations and crime waves in others by so-called urban miners who steal metals from houses and public buildings. China's runaway economy needs the metals to build railroads, office towers, cars and appliances. The Middle Kingdom is now the world's biggest consumer of copper, lead, zinc, iron ore, steel and aluminium...' More

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