Yes they are most definitely biased on both counts. But they actually report on China and the CCP Whereas the US Media hardly reports on China and the CCP at all. IE they are all biased. The US MSM is in fantasy land most of the time. To pharaprase John Updike "Information is where you find it."cassowary wrote: ↑Thu Sep 30, 2021 11:24 pmThe thing about Indian News media, especially the TFI Global, is that they like to exaggerate and sensationalize. They are also one sided and unbalanced. Singapore's CNA is known for its impartiality and accuracy. But I also find that boring and find myself watching TFI Global or WION instead.Doc wrote: ↑Thu Sep 30, 2021 6:54 pmYes it seems Australia is defeating China.neverfail wrote: ↑Thu Sep 30, 2021 3:00 pmBecause it is the most cost-effective supplier and has a coal mining and delivery infrastructure on a scale that can supply China with the quantities of coal it needs.
Since the rift with Australia the PRC has tried inporting coal from Russia: but to deliver to users that requires long rail journeys overland from the Russian mines with the result that Russian coal in China costs twice as much as Australian coal (which is delivered by sea at a much lower average cost per tonne per kilometer). Xi must have ordered those purchases as a fillip to China's Eurasian ally: a political purchase as distinct from one that makes economic sense.
The PRC also is importing more coal from Indonesia - whose exports of thermal coal even before the PRC rift with Australia were apparently bigger than ours. I have been told that the problem with Indonesian black coal is that it is sulphur laden crap that burns at a low temperature. So much so that Chinese users have found that to be any good Indo coal needs to be mixed with other coal with a higher BTU yield of heat energy to boost the combined heat yield to a level where it can heat up the water needed to drive the generators in their power stations. Indo coal apparently has only one redeeming characteristic - it is cheap. So by mixing Indo coal with higher BTU grades of coal (like ours) according to a known ratio they have found that it lowers the average fuel cost needed to generate a given number of kilowatt hours of electric power.
there is no way around it - China needs our coal!
By the way, I notice that TFI Global is pro Republiclan when it reports US news.
During WWII the Allies got information about the state of German Manufacturing and other general trends by reading every German newspaper they could get a hold of. They analyzed the stories to make predictions on trends.
The more information you have the better. Like with putting together a picture puzzle, the more pieces you have the better.
So it is better to have information that is biased then no information at all. You just have to look at the information differently.
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