A worker inspects a conveyor belt carrying coal at a coal coking plant. Leiyang’s once lucrative coal industry has been shrinking since 2012. Photo: Reuters

Coal-rich Chinese city fails to pay civil servants as Xi Jinping’s reforms hit hard

Leiyang finance bureau says it has ‘serious shortage’ of cash but wages have now been paid to all staff – nearly a month late

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A worker inspects a conveyor belt carrying coal at a coal coking plant. Leiyang’s once lucrative coal industry has been shrinking since 2012. Photo: Reuters
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