Workers use machinery to dig at a rare earth mine in the Baiyunebo mining district in Baotou, Inner Mongolia. China says it will improve safety legislation and strengthen mine inspections. Photo: AP Workers use machinery to dig at a rare earth mine in the Baiyunebo mining district in Baotou, Inner Mongolia. China says it will improve safety legislation and strengthen mine inspections. Photo: AP
Workers use machinery to dig at a rare earth mine in the Baiyunebo mining district in Baotou, Inner Mongolia. China says it will improve safety legislation and strengthen mine inspections. Photo: AP

China to shut 6,000 non-coal mines by 2020 to improve safety

Beijing aims to cut major accidents by 15 per cent from 2015 levels in the sector

Workers use machinery to dig at a rare earth mine in the Baiyunebo mining district in Baotou, Inner Mongolia. China says it will improve safety legislation and strengthen mine inspections. Photo: AP Workers use machinery to dig at a rare earth mine in the Baiyunebo mining district in Baotou, Inner Mongolia. China says it will improve safety legislation and strengthen mine inspections. Photo: AP
Workers use machinery to dig at a rare earth mine in the Baiyunebo mining district in Baotou, Inner Mongolia. China says it will improve safety legislation and strengthen mine inspections. Photo: AP
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