Chinese steel an issue in Pennsylvania primary

Steel is becoming an issue in the US presidential race.

STLtoday

In the hollowed-out towns where steel plants once thrived, business and labor are uniting to demand that presidential contenders stand up to a growing threat to American steel — China.

Explosive growth in Chinese steel imports fueled by China’s subsidies and questionable trade practices are triggering anti-China sentiments and fears for the future in American communities sustained for decades by the manufacture of steel.

Now, China’s threat to American steel towns from Pittsburgh to Granite City is center stage in the debate over trade and globalization.

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