This is interesting. From Interfax via Resource Investor:
China will face a 100-million tonne coal shortage in 2010 due to policy adjustments in the coal industry in recent years, according to a report released by the China Coal Trade & Development Association (CCTDA) on Tuesday.
China's coal demand will reach 3.01 billion tonnes in 2010, and the shortage may reach 100 million tonnes, according to the report. However, if the country's economic growth slows down, the shortage will not be as acute.