PROSPECTS FOR CHINA'S COAL INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT
For a long period of time, the Chinese Government has been attaching great importance to and supporting the rapid development of the coal industry. Particularly since more than 30 years ago, when China introduced the Reform and Opening-up policy, the reform and development of the Chinese coal industry has witnessed world-recognized achievements. National coal production increased from 618 million tonnes in 1978 to 3.52 billion tonnes in 2011. While China’s coal production accounts for 49.5% of the world’s total, its annual production growth contributes to over 80% of global production growth.
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