New pockets of coronavirus cases have raised fears over the economic health of some of China’s rust belt provinces - once the pride and birthplace of China’s industrial development Photo: Xinhua
New pockets of coronavirus cases have raised fears over the economic health of some of China’s rust belt provinces - once the pride and birthplace of China’s industrial development Photo: Xinhua

New coronavirus outbreaks in China’s rust belt spark fears for struggling provincial economies

  • Clusters of new coronavirus cases have sprung up in the provinces of Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning, emphasising the risk facing the wider Chinese economy
  • Heilongjiang and Liaoning contracted by 8.3 per cent and 7.7 per cent respectively in the first quarter of 2020, the third and fourth worst among all China’s 31 provinces

New pockets of coronavirus cases have raised fears over the economic health of some of China’s rust belt provinces - once the pride and birthplace of China’s industrial development Photo: Xinhua
New pockets of coronavirus cases have raised fears over the economic health of some of China’s rust belt provinces - once the pride and birthplace of China’s industrial development Photo: Xinhua
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