Almost 15 years after Beijing decided to “revitalise” the region, its three provinces – Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning – continue to post the country’s weakest growth rates. Photo: SCMP

China’s ailing rust belt struggles to shake off reliance on state support

The former industrial heartland of northeast China is still struggling to move on from the old economic model of heavy industry backed by the government

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Almost 15 years after Beijing decided to “revitalise” the region, its three provinces – Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning – continue to post the country’s weakest growth rates. Photo: SCMP
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