Northeast China is home to many state-owned industrial giants. Photo: Reuters

Economic improvement in China’s northeast rust belt is just skin deep as state firms continue to bleed

  • Liaoning reported 6.1 per cent growth in the first quarter of 2019
  • But its state-owned industrial giants continue to haemorrhage funds
Topic |   China economy

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Northeast China is home to many state-owned industrial giants. Photo: Reuters
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The steelmaker was fined 600,000 yuan and 45 of its executives were named, shamed and received individual fines. Photo: Fushun Special Steel

Chinese steelmaker that cooked the books shows struggle to revive rust belt

  • Shanghai-listed Fushun Special Steel was found to have fabricated financial numbers including for its inventory, earnings and fixed-asset investments
  • Regulator fined the company US$87,200, named and shamed 45 of its executives and slapped individual fines on them too
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The steelmaker was fined 600,000 yuan and 45 of its executives were named, shamed and received individual fines. Photo: Fushun Special Steel
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