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Those readers who have travelled around China will be well used to the sight of overloaded trucks.   Sometimes the loads appear to defy gravity, but most of the time it’s simply a case of dangerous stupidity. Have you ever wondered why so many trucks in China overload themselves?   It’s because of the taxes and […]

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We at AZ China are pleased to announce that our 5th Biennial conference will be held at the Intercontinental Expo Hotel. The Intercontinental hotel is located right on the bank of the river that runs through Shanghai, on the Pudong side.  The hotel is convenient to both of Shanghai’s airports, and boasts fine dining restaurants, coffee […]

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Wuhan Iron & Steel Group. and Bao Steel have announced they will be merging.   Shares in the publicly-listed arms were suspended on Monday. Bao Steel (Baogang) received the notice from SASAC last Friday to communicate and work closely with Wuhan Iron & Steel (Wugang) to come up with a merge plan. The pattern of strategic […]

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Rain Carbon (formerly Rain CII) has announced two important changes to their senior management team.  Ron Garbarino, presently Chief Commercial Officer, will move into Operations, while Mike Tillman will transfer from Operations across to Commercial. I have known Ron since about 2002, when I was a customer of his.   It was always a pleasure […]

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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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I have not been able to confirm this directly, but I am told Foster Lee has retired from the Shanghai office of Rio Tinto Alcan. I understand Foster checked out at the end of March. I have known Foster since 2005.   In those days, he was the purchasing and logistics manager for Alcan’s Ningxia […]

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