The Wider Image: China's slowing economy: the view from the Henan heartland
Zhao Na, 29, a real estate agent, poses for pictures in an upscale showroom apartment in Zhengzhou, Henan province, China, February 22, 2019. "When I am flush, I am happy to part with money," said Zhao, who once splurged around 60,000 yuan ($9,000) on a clutch of handbags during a trip to Paris in 2017. "Spending makes me happy." But with China's economy slowing, Zhao's business has hit a wall and her income has plummeted, forcing her to shelve that source of happiness. "Not being able to spend money as I like makes me feel lousy, but I cannot do much about it," she said. REUTERS/Thomas Peter SEARCH "CHINA HENAN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.