BLACK CHINA BLOG


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 […]

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Here’s an article appeared in today’s Australian newspaper.   Alcoa’s plant in Portland, in the Australian State of Victoria is facing a double whammy in the coming months, as an electricity subsidy from the local government expires this week, and their basis electricity contract expires in 2017. Victoria’s oldest town, Portland, faces losing 30 per cent […]

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November 3 is our birthday!  We are 10 years old! AZ China was officially registered in Hong Kong back on November 3 2006.   It seems like ages ago! At the time, my business partner Janet Zhu and I had decided on the business model and the only thing left to do was find a […]

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In an article published last night, the South China Morning Post says the Hongqiao group has been caught up in the recent environmental inspections. The SCMP article says there were several “punishments” issued by the local government of Zouping County – the area where most of Hongqiao’s capacity is located.   AZ China checked the website for […]

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In case you missed this story by Andy Home from Reuters. “The Chinese aluminum machine is once again cranking up. The country produced 2.75 million tonnes of the stuff in September, the second-highest monthly tally ever, exceeded only in June 2015. Annualized run rates have accelerated by 2.16 million tonnes to 33.48 million over the […]

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“The conference outlined the direction of the market in a volatile oil price environment by examining the immediate and long-term impact of increased economic pressure on the Middle East, assessing the continued efforts in diversifying the economy, and looking at alternatives to increase efficiency, productivity and opportunities for investment.” In an article by Khaleej Times, […]

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