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Northwestern Chinese city struggles to transform itself from an old-economy boomtown into a service-driven model for the new economy

2 months ago
Sky Canaves
ulin in Shaanxi Province was hailed in national media for its efforts to diversify its economy away from natural resources. However, its ambitious goals to develop service sectors, such as tourism and renewable energy, are being challenged by slowing growth and competition from other cities with similar plans.
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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