Stoker Dai Yanjia adds coals to a steam locomotive boiler at Sandaoling coal mine area in Hami, in China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, in January. Photo: Xinhua Stoker Dai Yanjia adds coals to a steam locomotive boiler at Sandaoling coal mine area in Hami, in China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, in January. Photo: Xinhua
Stoker Dai Yanjia adds coals to a steam locomotive boiler at Sandaoling coal mine area in Hami, in China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, in January. Photo: Xinhua
Dmitriy Frolovskiy
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Russian gas imports won’t improve China’s air quality when Beijing continues with its policy of excessive coal consumption

  • Dmitriy Frolovskiy says Beijing may tout its growing cooperation with Russia in natural gas, but the real problem lies with China’s reliance on coal and the coal-guzzling metals industry for economic growth

Stoker Dai Yanjia adds coals to a steam locomotive boiler at Sandaoling coal mine area in Hami, in China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, in January. Photo: Xinhua Stoker Dai Yanjia adds coals to a steam locomotive boiler at Sandaoling coal mine area in Hami, in China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, in January. Photo: Xinhua
Stoker Dai Yanjia adds coals to a steam locomotive boiler at Sandaoling coal mine area in Hami, in China’s Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, in January. Photo: Xinhua
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Dmitriy Frolovskiy

Dmitriy Frolovskiy

Dmitriy Frolovskiy is a political analyst and independent journalist. He is a consultant on policy and strategy, and has written about Russia’s foreign policy.