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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