Heilongjiang province is now the focal point of China’s second wave of coronavirus infections. Photo: Xinhua
Heilongjiang province is now the focal point of China’s second wave of coronavirus infections. Photo: Xinhua

Coronavirus: China’s rust belt struggles to revive virus-hit economies as brain drain continues

  • Coronavirus pandemic is adding to existing economic trouble in China’s northeast rust belt provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning
  • Continued decline of pool of skilled labour, aging population and troubled government finances are making it harder to confront economic fallout from virus

Heilongjiang province is now the focal point of China’s second wave of coronavirus infections. Photo: Xinhua
Heilongjiang province is now the focal point of China’s second wave of coronavirus infections. Photo: Xinhua
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