CHINA COAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF CORPORATE SECRETARY

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CALGARY, May 4 /CNW/ - China Coal Corporation ("China Coal" or the "Company") (CKO/TSX-Venture Exchange) is pleased to announce that Patrick (Rick) N. Breen, Q.C. of Calgary, Alberta has agreed to assume the role of Corporate Secretary effective immediately.  In conjunction with Mr. Breen's appointment and other corporate activity, the Company has granted 400,000 stock options to Mr. Breen and consultant.  The options granted have an exercise price of $0.30 and will have a five year term to expiry.

Mr. Glenn R. Yeadon resigned as Corporate Secretary effective April 15, 2011.  The board of directors would like to thank Mr. Yeadon for his efforts and dedicated service over the course of his engagement with the Company.

About China Coal Corporation

China Coal is focused on the acquisition of existing producing, or formerly producing, coal mines, properties, and related assets in China.  As indicated above, it is in the process of acquiring the newly-built Mei Feng coal mine in Xinjiang Province.  The Company will provide capital to increase production, enhance productivity, and focus on compliance with Chinese safety regulations.  These cash-flowing properties supply coal to one of the fastest growing economies in the world.  China relies on coal to supply over 70% of its primary energy consumption.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

CHINA COAL CORPORATION

"Mark Roth"

Chief Financial Officer and Director

This news release does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy any of the securities of the Company in the United States.  The Company's securities have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "U.S. Securities Act"), or any state securities laws and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to U.S. Persons unless registered under the U.S. Securities Act and applicable state securities laws or an exemption from such registration is available.

WARNING: This news release may contain forward looking statements based on assumptions and judgments of management regarding future events or results that may prove to be inaccurate as a result of exploration and other risk factors beyond its control, and actual results may differ materially from the expected results.

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SOURCE China Coal Corporation

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Head Office:
675 - 340 12th Avenue S.W.
Calgary, Alberta  T2R 1L5
+1403 452 8806;  FAX +1403 452 8892
info@chinacoalcorporation.com

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