Big challenge for Beijing: Moving coal – David Lague

From the International Herald Tribune:

China is the biggest producer and consumer of . The challenge for the country is to haul each year more than two billion metric tons of coal mined far inland to power stations and industry in coastal provinces.

 

In recent years, that task has overwhelmed the creaking transportation network in China, a serious shortcoming for an economy where burning coal accounts for more than 65 percent of total production.

 

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