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Changes for Plastics News China



With the start of 2017, we're making some changes in our China coverage at Plastics News.

The biggest change you may notice is we're reducing the frequency of our China e-newsletter, from twice a week to once a month.

Maybe less noticeable but no less important, we say goodbye to a great colleague, Nina Ying Sun, who led these efforts as our managing editor of Plastics News China and assistant managing editor of Plastics News.

After more than 10 years lending us her considerable knowledge and judgment, Nina has decided it's time to go after other opportunities. I wish her the best.

As to how we cover China, we will still be bringing the same focus on original reporting from China, combined with bringing original news reporting from our global staff of reporters at Plastics News in North American and at Plastics News Europe.

Like a lot of media companies these days, the fast-changing environment and move from print to digital means we're having to take a hard look at strategies.

That said, I still believe Plastics News has a unique combination of global staff that can bring news relevant to the plastics industry.

In the coming year, we'll keep that international focus: we'll cover the Chinaplas show, as always, this year in May in Guangzhou.

And Plastics News will again be doing show dailies at the Fakuma show in Germany in October and the Plastimagen show in Mexico City in November, to complement the dailies we already do at the larger global shows of NPE and K.

I look forward to guiding our China efforts. I worked for Plastics News in Hong Kong and Guangzhou from 2006 to 2014, before returning to the United States, where I look after large parts of our international coverage and handle our politics and policy coverage from an office near Washington D.C.

Please feel free to contact me at stoloken@crain.com, on my mobile at 313-204-6273, on What's App at the same number, and on We Chat as Steve Toloken. Thank you.

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