A view of the Chinese-owned Zelezara Smederevo steel mill in Serbia. Photo: Associated Press A view of the Chinese-owned Zelezara Smederevo steel mill in Serbia. Photo: Associated Press
A view of the Chinese-owned Zelezara Smederevo steel mill in Serbia. Photo: Associated Press

How a Serbian town shows China’s global expansion, US retreat

Chinese purchase of a formerly American-owned steel mill reflects the two superpowers’ changing international focus

A view of the Chinese-owned Zelezara Smederevo steel mill in Serbia. Photo: Associated Press A view of the Chinese-owned Zelezara Smederevo steel mill in Serbia. Photo: Associated Press
A view of the Chinese-owned Zelezara Smederevo steel mill in Serbia. Photo: Associated Press
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