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China’s Dongbei model goes national

Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Buffalo, Detroit: They’re all great American cities. But they have all seen better days. There are endless debates over what turned the United States’ industrial heartland into a post-industrial rust belt, but most people agree that some kind of transition was inevitable. The US simply doesn’t need hundreds of millions of tonnes a year of cheap steel any more.

Neither does China.

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