Beijing’s controversial “Made in China 2025” is seen as a catalyst for the US-China trade war. Photo: Shutterstock

Beijing’s controversial ‘Made in China 2025’ plan is a linchpin of Northeastern rust belt’s future

  • Liaoning province, the rust belt’s biggest economy, is pinning its hopes on the industrial strategy to use technology to transform its lumbering industries
  • The plan which uses government subsidies to help firms cut reliance on foreign technology and imports has become a political flashpoint for the US-China trade war
Topic |   China economy

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Beijing’s controversial “Made in China 2025” is seen as a catalyst for the US-China trade war. Photo: Shutterstock
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Amanda Lee

Amanda Lee

Beijing-based correspondent Amanda Lee covers markets and the economy for the Post, with an interest in China's economic and social landscape. A graduate of the London School of Economics, she joined the Post in 2017 and has previously worked for Thomson Reuters and Forbes.