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China to bolster energy security as ties with US and Australia sour

In a move away from LNG and coal imports, Beijing to tap more renewables

A solar power station in Tongchuan, China: Beijing views renewable sources as crucial to achieving energy security, along with combating climate change.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- China outlined plans Monday to enhance its energy security through greater use of renewable sources on mounting tensions with key fossil fuel exporters like the U.S. and Australia.

"We are aiming for diverse and secure energy sources in order to maintain our supply-demand balance," Zhang Jianhua, director of China's National Energy Administration, told reporters that day.

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