Can’t find your metal? Just ask the genie of Qingdao

Jun 12, 2014 | 05:26 PM | Andrea Hotter

Tags  Qingdao Port, aluminum, copper, alumina, warehouse probe, Dagang, Andrea Hotter

NEW YORK — It’s an almost comical scene. A representative from a Western bank or the (supposed) owner of a cargo wanders around a busy port in China’s Shandong province.

"Here is your metal," the banker or cargo owner is told by his blue, barrel-chested companion, the genie of Qingdao, who gestures toward gleaming treasures on the floor.

There’s even a sign bearing the company’s name.....

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