The XUAR is involved in nickel mining and smelting as well -- Xinjiang Nonferrous is the “second largest producer of electrolytic nickel using nickel sulfide ore in China.” Nickel is used in cathodes for batteries in the automotive sector, and it is a critical alloy in many aluminum and steel car parts. The automotive sector manufacturers listed here are customers of Xinxin’s electrolytic nickel. Among them are major international trading firms and iron companies. Xinjiang Zhonghe/Joinworld is also among its customers (Joinworld is discussed in the aluminum section of this report). 


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