China's top coal miners push for Beijing to cut output again: sources

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Posted: Feb 21, 2017 5:47 AM

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's major coal miners pushed for the government to reinstate limits on thermal coal output at a much-anticipated industry meeting on Tuesday citing weakening demand and growing supply, two sources briefed on the gathering said.

It's not clear if a government representative was at the meeting, which took place at the China Coal Association headquarters in Beijing.

But the lobbying comes as Beijing considers reimposing tough measures to cut output after the peak winter heating season has ended.

The sources declined to be named as they were not authorized to speak to the media.

(Reporting by Meng Meng and Josephine Mason, editing by Louise Heavens)