China says Australian coal imports remain normal, Canberra seeks to calm investors

FILE PHOTO: A reclaimer places coal in stockpiles at the coal port in Newcastle, Australia, June 6, 2012. REUTERS/Daniel Munoz/File Photo

SYDNEY/BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry said on Friday that Australian coal imports to the country continue as normal, although it added customs authorities had stepped up environment and safety checks on foreign cargoes. The statement came after sources at Chinese ports told Reuters Australian coal imports are facing longer waiting times to clear customs […]

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