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Corruption in the provinces is hindering Beijing’s efforts to push heavy industries to cut back on excess capacity

3 weeks ago
Sky Canaves
n one case announced this week, an official in Hebei Province was accused of diverting at least $6.3 million in state funds for laid-off workers through a scheme in which factories inflated how much excess production would be trimmed.
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.