Chou Xilai leant on the fence pensively as he watched a bulldozer clear the last few baobab trees. He’d been excited when he first took this job: so few of his geologist classmates would even leave their province, and here he was in Zimbabwe! He wiped the October sweat from his brow and tried to shake off the feeling that there might be something wrong with discarding 1000 year old trees for the sake of a few pieces of compressed carbon.

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