There are many reports now saying that "Asia moving away from coal" or "Asia embracing more renewables, ditching coal" and similar stories.These claims are half-truths and hence, generally not correct. See these reports and stats below.
India keeps ramping up its coal consumption. Data from 1965-2014.
Asia needs cheap electricity and stable energy sources. Governments should respect this consumer demand and aspiration -- industrial, commercial, residential consumers. It's good that many Asian governments and private sector players realize this. The endless lobbying to "kill coal to save the planet" will never prosper. Asia's many developed and emerging economies cannot afford frequent blackouts and expensive energy that can make their manufacturing and service sectors become less competitive, less reliable.
Energy 89, DOE not concurring with PH's Paris agreement, good, January 14, 2017