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Weren't the Olympics just great this year?

I mean, a wonderful spectacle. And although many feared a big smog problem in Beijing, in the end it wasn't that bad, was it?

Oh, just thinking about something else, totally unconnected of course! You remember when the Chinese politburo changed its economic directives to fight inflation back in the spring? Yeah me too....and then in August they changed them back again to "full growth" pattern once the short-term inflation problem had been brought under control.

Hey!! Something else absolutely and totally unconnected with the two thoughts above; take a look at this chart that shows Chinese monthly copper imports since June 2007, and note the September 2008 figure that was announced by China last night:

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Whatever made me think of all these things at once today?