Bears On A Rampage In China

On the trading floor of the Shanghai Securities Exchange, many traders spend their hours staring at the ceiling. These days, they haven't much else to do. Less than a year ago, the stretch of road outside the hulking greystone building housing the exchange was a mob scene of investors fighting for a chance to buy shares. Now, one is more likely to encounter Western backpackers checking into a nearby low-budget hotel.

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