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South-east Asia steelmakers aim to emerge from China's shadow

Regional countries are taking on China imports by upgrading steelmaking technology and imposing tariffs

China has raised global trade tensions as its steel exports have soared, with surplus capacity estimated at more than 300 million tonnes, or triple Japan's annual output.


AS a construction boom spurs steel demand across South-east Asia, countries such as Vietnam, Indonesia and Thailand are challenging a flood of imports from China by retooling their steelmaking technology or imposing tariffs.

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