At least 72,000 firms shut their plants in Dongguan between 2008 to 2012. Photo: SCMP Pictures

Stuck in the past: how China’s manufacturing powerhouse of Dongguan got left behind

Part two: the city was once a magnet for manufacturing, but its slow realisation of need for innovation has turned it into a wasteland of moribund factories.

Topic |   China economy

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At least 72,000 firms shut their plants in Dongguan between 2008 to 2012. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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