Thursday, 20 August 2009


China is still a country where things get repaired and reused. People repairing shoes by the roadside, collecting empty plastic bottles, everything has a use and a price, this floor covering looks like it is headed for some future transaction. Looks to me similar to the legions of scrap iron collectors you see. Even though there is vast amount of building work going on in Beijing and the rest of China, you don't see any skips.

But don't get the udea that this is about being green - this is all about money. Just because they use bicycles, they still all aspire to cars.

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