The Wangting Power Plant in Jiangsu province, China. Xi’s announcement was hailed as a significant step amid increasing climate concerns. Photo: Bloomberg
The Wangting Power Plant in Jiangsu province, China. Xi’s announcement was hailed as a significant step amid increasing climate concerns. Photo: Bloomberg
Energy

China’s pledge to stop building overseas coal plants leaves Asian countries with more questions than answers

  • President Xi Jinping’s pledge for China to stop funding overseas coal plants has cast doubt on the fate of nearly 70 coal-fired plants from Indonesia to Vietnam
  • But while coal-reliant Southeast and South Asian countries grapple with how to meet growing energy demands, China’s move is a further nudge towards greener sources

The Wangting Power Plant in Jiangsu province, China. Xi’s announcement was hailed as a significant step amid increasing climate concerns. Photo: Bloomberg
The Wangting Power Plant in Jiangsu province, China. Xi’s announcement was hailed as a significant step amid increasing climate concerns. Photo: Bloomberg
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