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Rustbelts & reform: revitalizing industrial bases

China’s northeastern provinces were traditionally the biggest contributors to its GDP prior to President Xi Jinping’s ascendancy. Liaoning, Heilongjiang and Jilin provinces, the country’s heavy manufacturing centers, are now China’s rustbelts and are in desperate need of reform. What these three provinces’ embody are the prospects of Chinese reform writ large. What happens here will […]

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