Focus on Asia

Asian ownership on the rise

May 13, 2012
By John Duerden
(Archive)
Globalisation is not a 21st century phenomenon, as Blackburn knows. In the early 1860s, thousands of textile workers in the town suffered enormously as the American Civil War cut off the supply of raw cotton that the industry depended on. In 1931, Mahatma Gandhi visited after urging his countrymen to boycott Lancashire cotton. He was given a warm welcome and later a place in a mural depicting Blackburn's history at the town's railway station. Jack Walker, the man who led Blackburn Rovers to the 1995 ...

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