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Chinese burn - Reviewing the Chinese coal industry

Materials World magazine
1 Feb 2008

China's coal industry has risen to the challenge of powering what is predicted to become the world’s largest economy. The sector's unique structure sees conflict between large state-owned mines and a myriad of small mines operating on a local authority or private basis. It is also influenced by rising demand for coal in non-mining areas and the desire by the Government to cap electricity prices, reduce exports, focus coal to the domestic industries and keep prices under control.