A worker loads a freight train with coal at a station in Shenyang, northeast China’s Liaoning province. Photo: EPA A worker loads a freight train with coal at a station in Shenyang, northeast China’s Liaoning province. Photo: EPA
A worker loads a freight train with coal at a station in Shenyang, northeast China’s Liaoning province. Photo: EPA

China caps coal consumption at 5 billion tonnes by 2020 amid fears energy demand may rebound

It is the first time Beijing has set such a limit, signalling the government’s concern over the issue, experts say

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A worker loads a freight train with coal at a station in Shenyang, northeast China’s Liaoning province. Photo: EPA A worker loads a freight train with coal at a station in Shenyang, northeast China’s Liaoning province. Photo: EPA
A worker loads a freight train with coal at a station in Shenyang, northeast China’s Liaoning province. Photo: EPA
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