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Kailan was one of the most productive coal mining areas in China, with major fields at Kaiping (Kaiping; 118.30E 39.70N) and Luanchow (118.733E 39.75N), which between them produced nearly 9 million tons of coal per year in 1941. Most of the coal was exported through the nearby port of Chinwangtao. Much of the coal was of coking quality, and the Japanese steel industry was heavily dependent on Kailan for its coking coal.
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