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Energy: Is China profiting from Russia’s war?

Coal will remain the backbone of China’s energy supply. The picture shows a nearly six-kilometer-long coal mine in Fushun.

Over the first few days of the National People’s Congress (NPC), it once again became clear that energy security is currently more important to the political leadership than climate goals. Last year’s power crisis and rising prices for fossil energy raw materials in the wake of the Ukraine war are causing concern for China’s leaders. As a result, the key goal of energy policy is to secure the power supply. Oil and gas production, as well as coal mining, are to be expanded.

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