Last week, with the “May Day” Labor Day ended, the market traders have returned to the market.  But the holiday season did not arrive quickly enough. Aluminum prices as a whole maintained weak conditions; the Shanghai Futures Exchange aluminum main contract has not been able to break 14000 Yuan/t mark, and even tested the 13,500 yuan/t mark. […]

By: Monte Zhang | Read More

We issued our May pipeline report to our subscribers this Thursday. China’s total operating capacity increased to 38,239Kt in April. We all know Xinjiang took strict control on illegal capacity last month. The illegal in-construction projects have been curtailed from Xinjiang Jiarun, East Hope and Qiya. None of them cut their current operating capacity. Four smelters restarted their capacity […]

By: Kathy Liu | Read More

Due to the marvelous acceptance our Facebook Live’s have had, we’re pleased to announce we’ll be broadcasting twice a month now. Our broadcasts will take place on the first and third Thursday of every month. The dynamic stays the same and just as a reminder here are some pointers: Anonymity: If you wish to remain […]

By: Steph | Read More

China has been making a lot of its grand One Belt One Road initiative, better known as OBOR.   At the highest level, it is essentially about China transferring capital into neighbouring countries and developing factories in those regions, so that those factories can supply China.   Along the way, Chinese labour and Chinese technology […]

By: Paul Adkins | Read More

AZ China is closed today for the May Day holiday. The May Day holiday used to have more significance, at least in China.  Ten years ago the holiday was spread across 3 days, but that got cut back a few years ago.  It makes a real difference – 3 days means people can travel, and […]

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The world media has been awash with the news that President Trump has ordered an investigation into whether there is a national security threat angle in the USA’s imports of aluminum.   Several counties are caught in this investigation, but the main target is China. Known as the 232 investigation, Trump’s action on aluminum follows a […]

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