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Recession officially hits northeast rustbelt province of Liaoning while some western regions see double-digit growth during the first half of the year

3 months ago
Sky Canaves
iaoning, home to struggling factories and a bloated coal industry, saw its economy contract by 1 percent, while Chongqing, Tibet and Guizhou had growth rates well above the national average.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.

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