Most of us, when faced with others over whom we have little authority, will try persuasion. But inevitably we often have to say, in all aspects of our lives, “Have your own way.” We are forced to paradidomi – to-beyond-give, to give-over – even our loved ones. We leave them to learn by experience.
Big question: in what ways does God give over – “beyond-give” – folk to the consequences that flow from their decisions? Take a second deep breath.
Newspapers this week reported that China State Reserves Bureau has purchased a huge stock – 30,000 tons – of nickel. That represents about one-sixth of the stocks in London Metal Exchange warehouses. Traders said the SRB’s purchases may be interpreted as a bullish sign that China has confidence in its future consumption.
Consumption? Confidence in consumption? China has confidence in its future consumption......
Apparently China is also looking to purchase substantial tranches of world warehoused copper and aluminium – to add to its present stocks.
China is also buying into mines, buying into African resources, buying into many different natural resource supplies.
Interestingly, China’s nickel purchases – announced this week – took place some months ago but were not made public. And, asked to comment, China refused to do so. China’s stocking of its huge “deep-freezers” is confidential.
But how can China afford to buy all this? The answer is, also, consumption.