Bannerbild: Activists and students protested against the adoption of the Mining Act on 12 May 2020 in front of the Indonesian Parliament. Photo courtesy of the Clean Up Indonesia coalition. Bambang Gatot Ariyono, chief executive of coal and minerals, said Wednesday that nine other companies with employment contracts have yet to sign changes because there was still no agreement on state revenues and divestitures. (letter from Ed Davies; Writing: David Evans) The APBI initiative aims to agree on a long-term supply policy for coal exports. In addition, it should also facilitate coal producers in Indonesia with buyers in China in order to increase bilateral trade between the two countries. Djauhari Oratmangun, who attended the event in The Chinese Province of Hainan, At the same time, said that, according to Chinese customs, Indonesia`s total exports to China for coal products, in particular SH 2702, SH 2701 and SH 2704, reached $4.9 billion for the period January to September 2020 $ 5.8 billion in 2019. Although there has been a decline this year due to weak demand due to the COVID 19 pandemic, he believes that there are still many opportunities for cooperation between Indonesia and China in the coal sector, which can be the subject of ongoing research and development. “The program is in line with our main objective of creating maximum sustainable value from Indonesian coal. The keywords are consistent with our desire to be an asset to our country. We will continue to provide positive energy to all our stakeholders for many years to come, while contributing to nation-building. In addition to Adaro, Indonesia`s second largest coal mine, the other companies that signed were PT Santan Batubara, a unit of Indika Energy, and PT Pendopo Energi Batubara, a unit of Bumi Resources. APBI members exporting coal to China, namely Adaro, Bukit Asam, Kideco, Indo Tambangraya Megah, Multi Harapan Utama, Berau and Toba Bara, also participated in the signing of the APBI-CCTDA cooperation. In addition, representatives of the PRC Embassy as well as the China National Coal Association (CNCA), a Chinese coal industry association that last year signed a moU with APBI in Jakarta, were also seen at the meeting.