That article is months out of date - at the top is says December 2009; elsewhere references to summer of 2010. Check out a reputable source (China Daily News) as to proof of the dramatic increase in coal prices as of end of October:
*yuan*... shallow posts from shorts bore me. They'll feel the pain if they don't cover before Thanksgiving, coal will go nothing but UP this winter with the all time high coal prices and high coal demand in China. Good luck longs.