A worker monitors a furnace in the Han-steel plant in Handan, in Hebei province. Photo: AFP A worker monitors a furnace in the Han-steel plant in Handan, in Hebei province. Photo: AFP
A worker monitors a furnace in the Han-steel plant in Handan, in Hebei province. Photo: AFP

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A worker monitors a furnace in the Han-steel plant in Handan, in Hebei province. Photo: AFP A worker monitors a furnace in the Han-steel plant in Handan, in Hebei province. Photo: AFP
A worker monitors a furnace in the Han-steel plant in Handan, in Hebei province. Photo: AFP
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