China's Global Times says holdups on Australian coal are part of a political push by China to punish Australia

Ian Kirkwood
By Ian Kirkwood
Updated March 23 2021 - 12:32pm, first published December 15 2020 - 3:00am
NO LONGER THE DESTINATION: The Chinese port of Caofeidian in the province of Hebei.

China's Global Times news outlet says the government has told coal-fire power stations they can import coal from any country they like except Australia, an edict that has been interpreted as confirming a political ban against the nation over political issues.

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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.