As winter curbs end, China's aluminum smelters face new reckoningMar 4, 2018 . Some Chinese aluminum producers that shut smelters during a winter crackdown on pollution may not reopen this spring once output curbs are lifted, as planned new . FILE PHOTO: An employee looks at an aluminium foil roll being lifted at a plant in Binzhou, Shandong province, China May 16, 2017.aluminium processing plant in china,All eyes on China's aluminium sector but little clarity: Andy HomeJul 28, 2017 . These are the official figures from China's Nonferrous Metals Industry Association (CNIA) published by the International Aluminium Institute. Counting aluminium production should be a straightforward statistical exercise. Aluminium smelters are big and in the case of the new generation of plants in China.