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
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
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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