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China’s rust belt faces exodus of young talent

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he trend has worried leaders in Beijing, says Zhou Jianping, the director of the department charged with northeast China's economic transition at the National Development and Reform Commission. "Most of the people who left that region are elites, at the management level or the backbone of production lines," he states.
4 months ago
Sky Canaves
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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