A man whose family was affected by closure of a steel mill in Tangshan, Hebei province, waits for business at his roadside bicycle repair stall. Photo: Victoria Ruan

Widely different local economic growth rates pose new challenges for China’s policymakers

While some regions report double-digit growth, others are in recession, showing the country’s economic ascent is not a tide that raises all boats

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A man whose family was affected by closure of a steel mill in Tangshan, Hebei province, waits for business at his roadside bicycle repair stall. Photo: Victoria Ruan
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