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End of Coal Ban Would Stabilize China Relations, Australia Says

  • Any easing of curbs should extend to other sectors: Chalmers
  • Bureaucrats are proposing a resumption of coal purchases

Any move by China to end a near two-year ban on Australian coal imports would be a key step in restoring ties between the nations, according to Australian Treasurer Jim Chalmers.

Chinese bureaucrats are proposing that senior leaders should authorize the resumption of purchases as tensions begin to ease, and on concerns global coal supply may tighten as Western-led sanctions on Russian energy exports kick in.