A look inside China's eerie 'zombie factories'

Hebei province was once regarded as China's steel belt but many factories have become so-called 'zombie factories' in recent years as government mills are being shut down and privately-owned plants have gone bankrupt.

The reason for the demise? China's declining economy has steel prices dropping and the government planning to cut production by up to 150 million tons.

The photos above show the eerie remnants of what was once a booming industry.

Why Does China Produce So Much Steel?
Why Does China Produce So Much Steel?

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