Beijing will completely bid farewell to the coal mining industry by 2020

Last Modified: Fri Dec 02 2016 20:44:09 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
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    Last of the operating coal mines in Beijing that will close in the next four years, ending an 800-year-old practice in a bid to curb alarming air pollution.
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    coal mines in Beijing that were closed in 2016. They had a total annual production capacity of 1.8 million tonnes, according to Li Bin, deputy director of the coal management office Beijing Municipal Commission of Development and Reform.
  • $23.2 million
    set aside by central and the Beijing municipal governments in subsidies to local coal workers and miners in 2016.
  • 1271 - 1368
    period of the Yuan Dynasty during which the earliest official historical documents on coal mining can be found!