A Chinese state official recently said in Jilin province that Pittsburgh’s economic renaissance following the collapse of its steel industry nearly four decades ago could serve as a model for China’s state-dominated old industrial base. Photo: AP A Chinese state official recently said in Jilin province that Pittsburgh’s economic renaissance following the collapse of its steel industry nearly four decades ago could serve as a model for China’s state-dominated old industrial base. Photo: AP
A Chinese state official recently said in Jilin province that Pittsburgh’s economic renaissance following the collapse of its steel industry nearly four decades ago could serve as a model for China’s state-dominated old industrial base. Photo: AP

China sees Pittsburgh as role model for industrial transformation, eyeing hi-tech shift from rust-belt roots

  • Through decades of revitalisation efforts, the US city of Pittsburgh reversed its fortunes and became a destination for advanced manufacturing
  • But for Jilin and other Chinese provinces to become hi-tech hubs, some experts say US technology will be indispensable

Topic |   China economy
A Chinese state official recently said in Jilin province that Pittsburgh’s economic renaissance following the collapse of its steel industry nearly four decades ago could serve as a model for China’s state-dominated old industrial base. Photo: AP A Chinese state official recently said in Jilin province that Pittsburgh’s economic renaissance following the collapse of its steel industry nearly four decades ago could serve as a model for China’s state-dominated old industrial base. Photo: AP
A Chinese state official recently said in Jilin province that Pittsburgh’s economic renaissance following the collapse of its steel industry nearly four decades ago could serve as a model for China’s state-dominated old industrial base. Photo: AP
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