The new airport in Hohhot plans to accommodate 28 million passengers a year by 2030, an ambitious target since the existing airport handled only 12 million passengers in 2018, and the total population of Inner Mongolia is only 25 million. Photo: Handout

China seeks to fuel economic growth with coal mines and airport projects worth over US$15 billion

  • Four mines in the north of the country will produce enough coal in one year to equal the United Kingdom's entire consumption for 18 months
  • New airport in Hohhot, the capital city of Inner Mongolia, will cost US$3.28 billion as Beijing seeks to boost its slowing economy amid the US-China trade war
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The new airport in Hohhot plans to accommodate 28 million passengers a year by 2030, an ambitious target since the existing airport handled only 12 million passengers in 2018, and the total population of Inner Mongolia is only 25 million. Photo: Handout
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