|Live by the coal, die by the coal.|
|Subject||Coal-producing regions in China must find new energy sources as the coal runs out.|
|Topic||Supply and demand|
coal, tourism, supply, demand, price, unemployment, China
Chinese coal-producing areas, such as Datong province, must re-think their reliance on the mineral, as its supplies begin to run out. The village of Jinhuagong is attempting to turn its mines into tourist attractions, attempting to lure people visiting the nearby Buddhist art at the Yungang grottoes. By offering tours through the mines, local people hope to stimulate the local economy, currently depressed by the dwindling coal.
|Source||"Going Under," The Economist, 12 May 2005.|
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