China earlier this year said it plans to layoff 1.8 million coal and steel workers to reduce excess industrial capacity. Photo: AFP
Celia Chen
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Across The Border by Celia Chen

No easy answers for laid-off workers as China steps up push against excess capacity

A proposal for laid-off coal miners to find new jobs as drivers for ride-hailing Didi Chuxing has a number of shortcomings

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China earlier this year said it plans to layoff 1.8 million coal and steel workers to reduce excess industrial capacity. Photo: AFP
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