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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The Shanghai FTZ has been expanded to include Lingang, an area reclaimed from the sea. Photo: Xinhua

China doubles size of Shanghai Free-Trade Zone to include Tesla town in drive to open markets

  • FTZ expanded to encompass Lingang, the site of American carmaker’s new factory
  • Tax incentives and exemptions offered to attract talent and infrastructure
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The Shanghai FTZ has been expanded to include Lingang, an area reclaimed from the sea. Photo: Xinhua
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