Rescuers carry a survivor of a flooding accident in a coal mine in Sichuan province last week. Photo: Xinhua

China’s coal production on the rise, along with reports of mining accidents

  • Production for the first 11 months of 2019 is up nearly 5 per cent on the previous year, according to official figures
  • Mine operators accused of putting profits ahead of worker safety after spike in accidents
Topic |   Safety in China

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Rescuers carry a survivor of a flooding accident in a coal mine in Sichuan province last week. Photo: Xinhua
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Keegan Elmer

Keegan Elmer

Keegan is a reporter at the Post covering China in world affairs, including US-China relations and China's relationship with its neighbours. He has degrees from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and the University of Helsinki.

Echo Xie

Echo Xie

Echo is a Beijing-based Chinese politics and policy reporter. Before joining the SCMP, she worked for Jiemian news and the CSMonitor Beijing Bureau. She has a master's in journalism from Shantou University.