China’s ban on Australian coal comes amid deteriorating relations between the two countries. Photo: Reuters China’s ban on Australian coal comes amid deteriorating relations between the two countries. Photo: Reuters
China’s ban on Australian coal comes amid deteriorating relations between the two countries. Photo: Reuters

China’s ban on Australian coal could be ‘indefinite’ amid heightened political tensions

  • China has reportedly banned imports of Australian thermal and coking coal, leaving some Australian vessels stuck at Chinese ports
  • Analysts say the move is likely politically motivated, but aligns with China’s efforts to reduce pollution and consolidate the coal sector

Topic |   China economy
China’s ban on Australian coal comes amid deteriorating relations between the two countries. Photo: Reuters China’s ban on Australian coal comes amid deteriorating relations between the two countries. Photo: Reuters
China’s ban on Australian coal comes amid deteriorating relations between the two countries. Photo: Reuters
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