The central government aimed to have 1.8 million homes make the switch from coal heating. Photo: Xinhua

Chinese province admits homes left freezing after overzealous coal ban

Hebei province acknowledges it massively exceeded its target to ban coal use for winter heating and switch to gas and electricity, helping create fuel shortages

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The central government aimed to have 1.8 million homes make the switch from coal heating. Photo: Xinhua
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