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Coronavirus

Wuhan lockdown strikes at heart of 'Made in China 2025'

Government goes all out to keep semiconductor and steel production rolling

Hubei Province is a key transportation hub, and activity there accounts for a little over 4% of China's economy, the world's second largest after the U.S.

GUANGZHOU/BEIJING -- The deadly coronavirus outbreak is taking a toll on China's manufacturing sector, striking a region crucial to the "Made in China 2025" high-tech initiative as well as a hub for the automotive industry.

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