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So what do coal mines have to do with high-priced Bentley automobiles? In Chinese coal mining towns, a lot. The roster of Bentley dealerships in China is remarkable because while it includes the predictable wealthy East Coast cities like Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou, it also includes Ordos and Taiyuan, who are better known for their coal mines than for their flashy banks and brokerage houses (Exhibit 1). It is very likely that a similar economic boom is coming for Xinjiang, which is on track to become one of the world’s largest coal producers. Exhibit 1: Chinese cities with Bentley dealerships, arranged by per capita GDP 2011 per capita GDP, RMB Source: Bentley, NBS China Ordos has one of the highest per capita GDPs in China, which is admittedly skewed by…