Christopher Clemence

World Leaders Have Harsh Words for China’s Overcapacity at G20 Summit

World Leaders Have Harsh Words for China’s Overcapacity at G20 Summit

The 2016 G20 Hangzhou summit concluded yesterday, and the continually problematic overcapacity in China’s metals industry attracted the attention of the assembled world leaders. Along with the global focus on steel, the continuing glut in China’s aluminium production came into the crosshairs...

Events

Aluminium Wrap – 21st CRU World Aluminium Conference 2016

The 21st CRU World Aluminium Conference 2016 took place between May 9-11 in Shanghai, China. As the setting was the Middle Kingdom, many of the speakers’ presentations were oriented to the subject. What follows are a few highlights of presentations delivered at the conference by two of CRU’s experts. CRU’s Michael Insulán delivered a presentation on […]

Aluminium Luminaries – Zhang Shiping

Zhang Shiping is Chairman and majority shareholder of China Hongqiao Group, which is currently the world’s largest producer of aluminium. He was born in Weiqiao, in the northwest of China’s Shandong province in February, 1946. In 1966, during the Cultural Revolution’s “Up to the Mountains and Down to the Countryside Movement,” Zhang was one of […]