Shaking up Shanxi’s bauxite industry

By Laura Syrett, Albert Li
Published: Saturday, 24 January 2015

China’s Shanxi province is the world’s biggest producer of refractory grade bauxite, but it is also one of the most corrupt and dysfunctional regions in the country. Albert Li, Shanghai Analyst and Laura Syrett, Prices Editor, examine the problems the region is facing and the measures being taken to reform the sector.

On the 3 December 2014, a meeting was held in the Chinese city of Tiayuan, the capital of Shanxi province, to discuss the regulation and management of the bauxite industry in Shanxi, Guizhou and Henan provinces - the three main bauxite-producing regions in China.

The meeting was attended by representatives from...

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