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China relaxes coal mine safety norms on deepening energy crisis

A shortage of coal heading into winter has sent prices in China and around the world surging to record levels

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Coal mines | China | energy sector

Dan Murtaugh | Bloomberg 



The National Development and Reform Commission told miners at a meeting on Thursday that accidents will no longer result in the shutdown of nearby mines for safety inspections. (Photo: Bloomberg)
The National Development and Reform Commission told miners at a meeting on Thursday that accidents will no longer result in the shutdown of nearby mines for safety inspections. (Photo: Bloomberg)

Chinese regulators plan to be more prudent in their response to mining accidents as authorities ask coal producers to ramp up output to help stave off the country’s deepening .

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First Published: Tue, October 05 2021. 01:37 IST

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