In China industrial heartland city of Chongqing, a painful economic transition is on full display



Sidney Leng | South China Morning Post

  • Chongqing is hooked on expensive government infrastructure projects
  • The city’s dominant car sector is weakening, raising fears for the wider private economy

    As night begins to fall, crowds gather near the top of Hongya Cave, a group of stilted buildings overlooking the Yangtze and Jialing rivers, both of which pass through the city of Chongqing in the west of China.

    They take jammed lifts down to the ground floor and walk across the street, holding up their mobile phones to capture the architecture, glittering at night, before posting on the popular short video mobile app, TikTok.

    This article originally appeared on the South China Morning Post, here.