Coal Resources and Development of the Coal Industry in China

@article{Guocai1990CoalRA,
  title={Coal Resources and Development of the Coal Industry in China},
  author={Xia Guocai and Wang Bingchi and Han Yinghua},
  journal={Energy Exploration \& Exploitation},
  year={1990},
  volume={8},
  pages={263 - 269}
}
There are large coal resources of various types in China where it plays a dominant role in energy consumption. Since the foundation of the new China, the coal industry has developed rapidly. The annual output of coal produced increased from 32.43 Mt in 1949 to 1 billion tonnes in 1989. Now China is able to design, construct and equip large-scale coal mines as well as coal-washing plants. The coal industry has reached a level as advanced as that in other countries. Since coal is the main energy…