The China-US trade war affected activity at the spring Canton Fair. Photo: Xinhua

China’s Canton Fair sees drop in orders and visitors as US trade war bites

  • Export orders totalled US$29.6 billion, down 1.1 per cent from the same period last year and a 0.9 per cent decline from the previous fair in November
  • Competition from belt and road country exhibitors grows for Chinese exporters
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The China-US trade war affected activity at the spring Canton Fair. Photo: Xinhua
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China’s northeast rust belt hopes to revitalise growth and regain its place in the world’s second largest economy. Photo: Reuters

China’s Northeastern rust belt was once ‘eldest son’, now struggling as runt of the litter

  • Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang were birthplace of China’s industrialisation in 1950s, but now contribute just 6.3 per cent to gross domestic product combined
  • People's Republic of China founding father Mao Zedong called the region the country’s ‘eldest son’ on whose shoulders the family’s future rests
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China’s northeast rust belt hopes to revitalise growth and regain its place in the world’s second largest economy. Photo: Reuters
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