A worker sorts coal near a mine in Datong, in China’s northern Shanxi province, on November 3. Many rural areas rely on coal as their only source of power. Photo: AFP
A worker sorts coal near a mine in Datong, in China’s northern Shanxi province, on November 3. Many rural areas rely on coal as their only source of power. Photo: AFP
David Chao
Opinion

Opinion

The View by David Chao

Is China’s coal addiction getting in the way of its climate change goals?

  • Chinese policymakers face difficult decisions as recent events have shown the country will still depend on coal despite its lofty climate pledges
  • There is still much to be done, but the substantial progress in the shift to renewable energy offers hope

A worker sorts coal near a mine in Datong, in China’s northern Shanxi province, on November 3. Many rural areas rely on coal as their only source of power. Photo: AFP
A worker sorts coal near a mine in Datong, in China’s northern Shanxi province, on November 3. Many rural areas rely on coal as their only source of power. Photo: AFP
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