Dump Trash, Add Scavengers, Mix and Get a Big Mess – Howard French

From the New York Times (link):

Song Tiping, a peasant from rural Jiangsu Province, and Bernie Kearsley-pratt, an Australian executive, would not at first glance seem to have much in common, and they do not, except for one thing: both were drawn here by the unlikely financial promise of garbage, towering mountains of refuse that attest to this city’s status as a raging boomtown. And now they spend their days in a cat-and-mouse game, Mr. Song joining throngs of poor Chinese scavenging in the and Mr. Kearsley-pratt, who manages Shanghai’s largest municipal dump, trying to keep them out.

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