Pingxiang or Pingsiang (both: pĭng-shyäng) [key], city (1994 est. pop. 451,700), W Jiangxi prov., China. It is a major coal-mining center, producing quality coking coal for the Huangshi iron and steel mills and coal fuel for the railroads of S China. The name sometimes appears as P'ing-hsiang.
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