A labourer moves steel at a hot-rolling mill of the Wuhan Iron & Steel Group on the outskirts of Wuhan on August 22, 2006. Photo: Reuters A labourer moves steel at a hot-rolling mill of the Wuhan Iron & Steel Group on the outskirts of Wuhan on August 22, 2006. Photo: Reuters
A labourer moves steel at a hot-rolling mill of the Wuhan Iron & Steel Group on the outskirts of Wuhan on August 22, 2006. Photo: Reuters
Stephen Vines
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Stephen Vines

Beijing is checkmated in its plan to curb excess industrial capacity

Making companies bigger won’t sort out the mess facing lumbering state-owned giants

A labourer moves steel at a hot-rolling mill of the Wuhan Iron & Steel Group on the outskirts of Wuhan on August 22, 2006. Photo: Reuters A labourer moves steel at a hot-rolling mill of the Wuhan Iron & Steel Group on the outskirts of Wuhan on August 22, 2006. Photo: Reuters
A labourer moves steel at a hot-rolling mill of the Wuhan Iron & Steel Group on the outskirts of Wuhan on August 22, 2006. Photo: Reuters
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Stephen Vines

Stephen Vines

Stephen Vines is a Hong Kong based writer and journalist. He has worked in Asia for The Guardian‚ The Daily Telegraph‚ and The Independent‚ and was a consultant editor for The Asia Times.