Flat Earth: Greens gauge
Sunday 21 November 1993
Now the fruits, or rather the vegetables, of China's economic miracle have reached the capital. The cabbage market is in a state of turmoil after two years of steady decline.
According to my trader in his end-of-line, padded-nylon jacket, the 'Cabbage Prosperity Barometer' is falling sharply. Peking's increasingly affluent citizens have discovered the delights of eating such out-of-season vegetables as cucumber, tomatoes, cauliflower and celery, which capitalists have been shipping in bulk from the temperate south. By next winter those yuppie staples, rocket, radicchio and zucchini will no doubt be added to the list.
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- 2 Vivienne Westwood says 'Yes' to Scottish Independence by declaring: 'I hate England'
- 3 Welcome to Cameroon, where drinking Baileys can lead to imprisonment
- 4 Lego breaks out of the toy box and heads for the gallery
- 5 Vogue under fire for 'Big Booty' article
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