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China’s Coal Economy Under Fire

China’s Coal Economy Under Fire

Shanxi Province in the Chinese city of Taiyuan has historically been known as Coal Country. Here, coal doesn’t only put food on the table for millions. It also fuels the region’s culture. In fact, the city houses a national coal museum dedicated to teaching visitors the importance of coal to the entire country. It is […]

Thousands of Coal Miners Protest Pay Cuts in China

Thousands of Coal Miners Protest Pay Cuts in China

Thousands of coal miners stormed the streets of Heilongjiang, a north-eastern town in China, to protest pay cuts and unpaid wages, according to local media. The protestors rallying over the weekend are employees at the Shuangyashan Mine, which is owned by the Longmay Group. Many carried banners reading “We want to live. We want to […]