A worker walks past coal piles at a coal coking plant in Yuncheng, Shanxi province, one of China’s heavily industrial regions in the North. Photo: Reuters

China's North-South economic divide is growing, away from the glare of the US trade war

  • China’s economic centre of gravity is shifting to the southern part of the country, home to hi-tech industries and coastal ports
  • Growing divide adds to economic pressure of trade war with the US and general slowdown in China
Topic |   China economy

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A worker walks past coal piles at a coal coking plant in Yuncheng, Shanxi province, one of China’s heavily industrial regions in the North. Photo: Reuters
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Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng

Sidney Leng joined the Post in 2015 after spending a year and a half working for US media, including National Public Radio and Foreign Policy Magazine. He has been covering China's macroeconomic policies and financial regulations since 2016.