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A Survey of Modern and Contemporary China’s Coal Railway Development

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Abstract

This chapter is a literature review of multi-lingual sources related to the historical development of Chinese coal railway and coal use from the early modern period to contemporary China. It does not pretend to be comprehensive but is designed to indicate that China’s difficulties in transporting coal resources is not a new phenomenon. The challenge evolved from constructing early railway systems for China’s pioneering coal mines, to expanding these systems beyond neighbouring areas, to changes in ownership of the mines and their facilities, to southern distribution of northern coal resources. The literature review will de-exceptionalize this problem as a contemporary issue and highlight its long historical roots, drawing from both primary and secondary sources.

Keywords

Coal Mine Coal Industry International Energy Agency Asian Development Bank Coal Resource 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UniSimSingapurSingapore

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