China’s miners pay for growth

_40607685_apchenjiashan203bod From the BBC News: “China’s vibrant economic growth is built on coal, the source of two thirds of the country’s electricity.

Digging out that coal cost the lives of 15 miners a day in the first nine months of this year, official accident figures show.

China’s leaders are now grappling with a predicament – how to speed up coal output, ending the chronic power shortages that caused blackouts in 24 provinces last summer, whilst improving . ”

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