The terminal, in the most populous city in northern China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, opened at the end of 2014 and has the capacity to handle 4 million passengers a year. Photos: Orange Wang

With China’s economy set to slow, what hope is there for struggling cities?

  • Overspending on infrastructure in places like Baotao underscores limits of Beijing’s traditional stimulus policies
  • Rising debt levels and falling revenue leave local governments with few options to offset slower growth
Topic |   China economy

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The terminal, in the most populous city in northern China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region, opened at the end of 2014 and has the capacity to handle 4 million passengers a year. Photos: Orange Wang
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Orange Wang

Orange Wang

Orange Wang covers the Chinese macroeconomy, and has many years of experience with China's monetary and fiscal policy moves. He also covered global market and financial news for a long time, with a particular focus on new technologies and their influences on economic growth and society. Before joining the South China Morning Post, Orange worked as a Shanghai Correspondent for ET Net, a Hong Kong financial news agency.