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China Clings to Declining Coal Industry

Image: Workers sort coal on a conveyor belt, near a mine in Datong, China
TO GO WITH China-economy-environment-coal-climate,FOCUS by Tom HANCOCK In this photo taken on November 20, 2015, workers sort coal on a conveyer belt, near a coal mine at Datong, in China's northern Shanxi province. For decades coal has been the backbone of the northern province of Shanxi, providing livelihoods for millions of miners, while private jet owning bosses became notorious for their nouveau riche lifestyles. AFP PHOTO / GREG BAKERGREG BAKER/AFP/Getty ImagesGREG BAKER / AFP - Getty Images

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