Amid worsening bilateral ties, China unofficially banned Australian coal in October and again in November. Photo: Xinhua
Amid worsening bilateral ties, China unofficially banned Australian coal in October and again in November. Photo: Xinhua

China’s ban on Australian coal drives diversification, but can it fill the gap?

  • China has begun importing coal from Colombia and South Africa, underscoring its reluctance to buy from Australia amid a diplomatic spat
  • But questions have been raised about whether China can do without Australian coal and how it will diversify its supply in the years ahead

Amid worsening bilateral ties, China unofficially banned Australian coal in October and again in November. Photo: Xinhua
Amid worsening bilateral ties, China unofficially banned Australian coal in October and again in November. Photo: Xinhua
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