Coal mining will soon cease to exist as an industry in south China's Guangdong Province.
In the wake of the Daxing Coal Mine flooding in Xingning in Guangdong in early August, which killed 123 miners, the provincial government has already shut down 112 mines because they lacked the required production or work safety licenses.
It will soon close the remaining 141 mines, located in Meizhou,Qingyuan and Shaoguan. The government officials said the shutdowns are permanent, according to Friday's China Daily.
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