The mining industry in China says it has long been able to mine and produce coal, uranium and other metals.
But its current mining boom, which has been fueled by cheap oil and cheap natural gas, has been challenged by the country’s new president, Xi Jinping, who has been a staunch critic of the industry.
The mines, some of which were built to survive the cold war, are struggling to keep up.
Xi has also pledged to ban foreign investment, while a crackdown on corruption is under way.
Here’s how China’s mining industry is changing in the lead-up to the countrys second state visit by a sitting US president to the capital, Beijing.