A steel mill seen through the broken window of an abandoned block of flats in Tangshan, Hebei. The province aims to slash 70 million tonnes of excess steel capacity by 2018.
Yan Laishun's surname means hope for a smooth and lucky life. And the bicycle repairer and his family could do with some luck after a nearby steel mill closed last year.
His two daughters and son lost their jobs. The family hasn't recouped the 120,000 yuan (HK$152,000) it contributed to the plant, nor has his son been paid four months' wages. And neither he nor the other Shuihou villagers know when they will