Blizzard exposes flaws in Beijing's rail, coal policies
Heavy storm in central, south China snarls coal trains; freight lines to major centres of demand are inadequate
Mon, Feb 05, 2018 - 5:50 AM
Analysts say until China's rail network fully connects the supply hubs with centres of demand, further congestion problems look likely to persist.
CHINA'S worst blizzard this winter exposed a flaw in Beijing's drive to create remote coal mining hubs as it tries to streamline heavy industries and clear the air in populated regions: a lack of railroads to get the fuel to market. Heavy snow storms snarled the world's largest...