Xi says China will work to ensure stable supply of coal, power

Xi also called for greater efforts in exploration and development of oil and gas and said outdated production capacity would be eliminated in order to reduce carbon emissions

  
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for a ceremony at the Monument to the People's Heroes on Tiananmen Square to mark Martyrs' Day, in Beijing, China September 30, 2021.

Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives for a ceremony at the Monument to the People's Heroes on Tiananmen Square to mark Martyrs' Day, in Beijing, China September 30, 2021.

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China will make efforts to ensure stable supply of coal and electricity for economic and social use, state media cited President Xi Jinping as saying on Friday, as the country grapples with its worse power supply crunch in years.

In a speech delivered at a meeting in Shandong province, Xi also called for greater efforts in exploration and development of oil and gas and said outdated production capacity would be eliminated in order to reduce carbon emissions, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

(Reporting by Tom Daly; editing by Jason Neely) ((tom.daly@thomsonreuters.com; +86 10 5669 2119;))


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