Beijing Urges End To Aluminium Capacity’s Migration Westward

Beijing Urges End To Aluminium Capacity’s Migration Westward

Beijing told aluminium smelters earlier this week that increased production in the country’s western regions shouldn’t be encouraged despite current industry trends. The central government made the same directive for coke production as well. The trend in recent months and years has...


Xinjiang East Hope Cited By Beijing For Illegal Aluminium Smelting Capacity

Spot prices for aluminium in the People’s Republic of China rallied today after news broke that 200 metric tons per annum in illegal smelting capacity under construction by Xinjiang East Hope that was ordered shut down last year by the local government in Xinjiang was recently found by government inspectors to still be under construction. […]

Shandong Government Orders 3.21 Million MTPA in Aluminium Capacity Shuttered

Another bite has been taken out of the People’s Republic of China’s aluminium capacity this week, as the government of the Shandong province mandated 3.21 million metric tons per annum of capacity shuttered, most of which is operated by China Hongqiao. According to a statement released yesterday but dated July 24, checks by the Shandong […]

Enforcement Against Illegal Aluminium Smelters Planned for This Week in Xinjiang

Aluminium prices in the People’s Republic of China are up thanks to indications from the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region that a long-promised crackdown on illegal smelting capacity is underway. According to a document obtained by Bloomberg, local governments will begin checks this week on smelters built since the spring of 2013 that are in violation […]

China’s East Hope Group to Invest US$1.5 bn in Inner Mongolia

According to local reports last week, Shanghai’s East Hope Group is to begin a “major investment project” in the Inner Mongolian city of Baotou. East Hope indicated that the investment would be in the neighborhood of US$1.5 billion. The Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region Party Committee, Party Secretary Wang Jun, city leaders Du Xuejun, Zhang Shiming, […]