Slowing economic growth in many provinces has been exacerbated by domestic structural issues and the fallout from the trade war with the United States. Photo: Xinhua

China’s regional economic gap widens as more than one-third of provinces fall short of growth targets

  • Official data showed poorer provinces grew at slower rates in the first nine months of the year, while wealthier coastal provinces were more resilient
  • Regional disparities have been exacerbated by domestic structural issues and the fallout from the trade war with the United States
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Slowing economic growth in many provinces has been exacerbated by domestic structural issues and the fallout from the trade war with the United States. Photo: Xinhua
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Elaine Chan

Elaine Chan

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