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Xinhua | Updated:2017-10-25 15:39BEIJING — A total of 2,802 coal enterprises were eliminated in China over the past five years as supply-side structural reform in the coal mining sector accelerated nationwide, data from the China National Coal Association showed.Nationwide, the number of large coal producers was cut to 5,067 by the end of last year from 7,869 in 2012, according to CNCA.Around 1,000 coal mines will be closed this year in 12 provincial-level regions, including Shanxi province and Inner Mongolia autonomous region, two of Chinas leading coal-producing regions.In the first seven months of this year, about 128 million tonnes of backward coal production capacity were forced out of the market, reaching 85 percent of the annual target, data showed.To cope with environmental pressure and achieve sustainable growth, China has been pushing industrial upgrades and improvements to the structure of energy consumption.By the end of 2016, coal consumption in total energy had decreased by about 6.5 percent compared to 2012, while the share of clean energy increased by 5.2 percent, according to the National Energy Administration.The coal sector saw improving profitability amid the countrys efforts to cut excess capacity and improve efficiency.In the first half, the countrys large coal companies registered total profits of 147.48 billion yuan (about $22.2 billion), 140.31 billion yuan more than the same period last year, according to the National Development and Reform Commission.PhotoAircraft carrier model appears on campusXi Jinping presides over the closing sessionArch of worlds longest cable-stayed bridge joinedWorlds first railless train on test runClosing session of congress gets underwayExperts, officials highlight reports contributionsDecoding Xis report: Chinese wisdomXis report: Unlocking the wordsLatestChinese city hails taxi to monitor air pollutionChina fights uphill battle against air pollutionSuning delivers reusable boxes for Singles Day spreeUpdated list of centenarians unveiled in ShanghaiXi presents new CPC central leadership, roadmap for next 5 yearsState Council NewsReport signals income distribution reformAn integral part of global economyExclusiveImportant amendments to the CPC constitutionDecoding Xis report: Chinese wisdomXis report: Unlocking the wordsEditors picksUniversity opens weight-loss class to fight obesityHenan couple reveals secret of their long lifeTen photos you dont wanna missTen photos from across China: Oct 13-19Special19th CPC National CongressCPC encyclopediaBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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