Premier Li Keqiang, vice-premiers Han Zheng, Hu Chunhua and Sun Chunlan, as well as State Councillor Wang Yong, who is in charge of the country’s state-owned enterprises, attend the meeting on Monday in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
Premier Li Keqiang, vice-premiers Han Zheng, Hu Chunhua and Sun Chunlan, as well as State Councillor Wang Yong, who is in charge of the country’s state-owned enterprises, attend the meeting on Monday in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

China fighting ‘uphill’ battle to revitalise northeast rust-belt in latest bid to transform former industrial heartland

  • Premier Li Keqiang, three vice-premiers and the head of the country’s state-owned enterprises watchdog attended a meeting this week focused on the northeast rust-belt
  • Combining the provinces of Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang, the region of 99 million has recently endured sharp declines in revenue and weak economic performance

Premier Li Keqiang, vice-premiers Han Zheng, Hu Chunhua and Sun Chunlan, as well as State Councillor Wang Yong, who is in charge of the country’s state-owned enterprises, attend the meeting on Monday in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
Premier Li Keqiang, vice-premiers Han Zheng, Hu Chunhua and Sun Chunlan, as well as State Councillor Wang Yong, who is in charge of the country’s state-owned enterprises, attend the meeting on Monday in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
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