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A coal-burning power plant on the outskirts of Zhengzhou, Henan province in China   © Reuters
Economy

China vows new steel, coal capacity cuts to make sky blue

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BEIJING (Reuters) -- China will cut steel capacity by 50 million tonnes and coal output by more than 150 million tonnes this year, its top economic planner said on Sunday as the world's No. 2 economy deepens efforts to tackle pollution and curb excess supply.

In a work report at the opening of the annual meeting of parliament, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) said it would shut or stop construction of coal-fired power plants with capacity of more than 50 million kilowatts.

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