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

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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