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China looks to Russian coal to help ease its power shortage crisis



China’s attempts to address its power shortage have received a boost through efforts to increase imports of coal and electricity from Russia, according to state media and government agencies.The country’s overall coal purchases in September rose 17 per cent month on month to 32.9 million tonnes, the highest this year, according to the customs authority on Wednesday, as the government moved to ensure stable energy supply before the peak winter demand.An energy crunch brought about by shortages…



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