PODCAST: China’s key planning meeting has huge implications for chemicals

Author: Will Beacham


BARCELONA (ICIS)--China is expected to unveil far-reaching plans which will impact the chemical industry around the world at this week’s Fifth Plenum meeting.

  • China could come to dominate global plastics recycling technology
  • Could dominate global renewable energy and electric vehicles (EVs)
  • Build global alliance of countries which believe human activity creates climate change
  • Big strides in cleaning up China’s environment
  • More petrochemical self-sufficiency
  • Expansion of Belt and Road initiative
  • Rapid action on pandemic, allies to receive vaccines
  • Growth of domestic self-sufficiency and poverty reduction

China's fifth plenum meeting takes place 26-29 October.

Podcast interview with Paul Hodges, chairman New Normal Consulting; Nigel Davis, ICIS Insight editor, and John Richardson, ICIS senior consultant, Asia.

Editor’s note: This podcast is an opinion piece. The views expressed are those of the presenter and interviewees, and do not necessarily represent those of ICIS.