A worker prepares coal briquettes at a plant in Shenyang in northeastern China. Photo: EPA

China U-turns on coal ban amid growing outcry over numbers left freezing in winter cold

Northern officials told that keeping people warm is ‘number one’ priority as dash for gas fails to ensure adequate power supplies

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A worker prepares coal briquettes at a plant in Shenyang in northeastern China. Photo: EPA
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Viola Zhou

Viola Zhou

Viola is a multimedia producer at Inkstone. Prior to that, she wrote about Chinese politics for the South China Morning Post. She has also interned at Reuters and covered Hong Kong's democracy protests.