BLACK CHINA BLOG >> Environment


We have been reporting recently that there is a new wave of environmental inspections going on in China right now.  We have gleaned some more information from the government announcements on the new push, so here is an update. There are a total of just over 100 people in the environmental inspection teams.   In […]

By: Paul Adkins | Read More

China’s first batch of Central Environmental Inspections started on 19th July and ran through almost 2 months.  In that round of inspections, some 8 provinces came under scrutiny. Although there was not a huge impact on the aluminium industry directly, it had a big influence on the aluminium raw material industry, especially anode and calcined petcoke producers. […]

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Henan Province had its most expensive environmental fine handed out to a polluter since the new law was introduced.  The company who incurred this fine will be quite familiar to us because it is the second time we mentioned this company in our blog this month. It is Luoyang Xiangjiang Wanji Aluminium. Wanji Aluminium received the fine […]

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AZ China’s 5th biennial conference will be held in Shanghai September 7-9.  But there are just 33 days to go if you want to make the most of the Early Bird special price. The Early Bird registration fee is just US$1000, but it jumps up from June 1.   Compare that price with other conferences […]

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This was the view of a leading Chinese academic, Wang Tao, when I interviewed him about the new “inti-petcoke” law in China. Mr Wang, from the Carnegie-Tsinghua Centre for Global Policy was talking about the potential impact on the international aluminium community, if China were to stop or reduce exports of low sulphur petcoke. Mr […]

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I am pleased to report that the Anode Coke Outlook to 2025 report is on its way to the typesetting department.   The feature photos shows our typesetting expert hard at work. (Actually our expert is using Adobe Indesign.) That’s good news for those of you who have placed your advance order, but a timely […]

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