Cargo trucks drive through a container pool at a seaport in Qingdao, Shandong province. Photo: AP Cargo trucks drive through a container pool at a seaport in Qingdao, Shandong province. Photo: AP
Cargo trucks drive through a container pool at a seaport in Qingdao, Shandong province. Photo: AP

What is crippling China’s once powerful export machine?

Falling global demand and higher wages at home suffocate a private export sector struggling to come up with alternative products

Topic |   China economy
Cargo trucks drive through a container pool at a seaport in Qingdao, Shandong province. Photo: AP Cargo trucks drive through a container pool at a seaport in Qingdao, Shandong province. Photo: AP
Cargo trucks drive through a container pool at a seaport in Qingdao, Shandong province. Photo: AP
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