China in the Hunter: Coal for electricity and steel fuels China's economic growth | Part I

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
Updated May 22 2020 - 4:05am, first published May 14 2020 - 7:00pm
EXPORT ORIENTED: An industry snapshot using graphs from this week's Australian Coal Report, based on ABS figures to March 31. Japan, China, South Korea and India dominate sales, with Taiwan (not shown) also prominent.

AUSTRALIA's diplomatic relations with China were hardening before the coronavirus crisis, but the emergence of COVID-19 - and the focus it has put on China's relations with the rest of the world - means the relationship may be re-examined from both sides once the urgency of the pandemic is behind us.

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Ian Kirkwood

Ian Kirkwood

Journalist

Reporting journalist at the Newcastle Herald since 1987. Editorial writer, general reporter, industrial relations, industry and coal.

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