Impact of China’s environmental push on mineral downstream sectors

By Carrie Shi, Sybil Pan
Published: Tuesday, 04 February 2020

Most provinces in China are still facing strict environmental restrictions during the winter months, with raw materials production and demand from the downstream sector affected to some degree, report Carrie Shi and Sybil Pan.

China’s central government has imposed strict environmental restrictions and carried out inspections on heavy industries since 2019 in provinces including Shanxi, Liaoning and Shandong, as part of China’s 'Blue Sky Protection Campaign’. This is a three-year plan, which started in July 2018, aimed at curbing environmental pollution and improving the...

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