People visit a ZTE booth during the Big Data Expo in Guiyang, Guizhou province, on May 26. Guizhou is the site of China's first big data pilot zone, attracting companies such as Apple, Qualcomm, Huawei, Tencent, Alibaba and Foxconn. Photo: EPA-EFE
Perry Wong
Opinion

Opinion

Perry Wong

Amid trade tensions and slowing growth, will China’s economic reforms succeed? Look to its central and central-western regions for the answer

  • The once-neglected central and central-western regions of China are experiencing a resurgence as industry and services flee the high costs of the big east coast cities
  • The success of these cities has only grown more important as the trade war makes domestic consumption critical
People visit a ZTE booth during the Big Data Expo in Guiyang, Guizhou province, on May 26. Guizhou is the site of China's first big data pilot zone, attracting companies such as Apple, Qualcomm, Huawei, Tencent, Alibaba and Foxconn. Photo: EPA-EFE
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