China has redeployed 280,000 steel workers, which is more than the combined deployed number of steel workers in the US, the EU and Japan, according to the country’s commerce ministry. Photo: AP

China says it has done more than its share to cut steel production as global forum is scrapped

  • The last meeting of the Global Forum on Steel Excess Capacity failed to produce any major agreements from the participating countries
  • China called for the organisation to be dissolved amid disagreement over how to coordinate industrial policies
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China has redeployed 280,000 steel workers, which is more than the combined deployed number of steel workers in the US, the EU and Japan, according to the country’s commerce ministry. Photo: AP
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Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin

Zhou Xin co-leads the political economy team at the Post. He mainly covers economic stories but also writes about Chinese politics and diplomacy. He has previously worked for Reuters and Bloomberg in Beijing.