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Heavy Industry
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Heavy industry is a large yet problematic part of the Chinese economy, and has been a significant political subject as well, since before the revolution in 1949 to the present day. The heavy industrial sector may be defined as the part of the economy which creates producer goods in contrast to consumer goods. As such, it encompasses industries such as iron and steel, machinery (mechanical engineering), and energy (energy industry), which are…

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Jackson, Steven, “Heavy Industry”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 21 November 2019
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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