Why has China shut down 1600 mines recently?



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    China shut down the 1611 mines because they were illegal, having outdated facilities.  Basically, they did not meet Chinese government standards for safety and technology.

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    China has actually shut down 1,355 mines. One reason for this is because small mines are being replaced with larger mines which use better technology. By consolidating the mines, this will help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and prevent mining accidents. 

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