The Whole Company Trip To Xi’An China

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On 5th -8th of November, clear and beautiful four days in autumn, to celebrate a successful completion and hard-working of 10 months, relax the mind and help the body to recover from a business, we Changsha South Tantalum Niobium whole company(155 staffs in total) visited XiAn, one of the oldest China Four Great Ancient Capitals.

        The first day when we arrived at XiAn, we directly went to YongXing Fang, called as A Bite of Shannxi, to enjoy the famous local specialties and snacks of XiAn, such as Roujiaomo, Biangbiang noodles, Liangpi(or "cold skin" noodles), and Yang rou pao mo(bread and lamb stew).


The second day, we visited the most significant archaeological excavation of the 20th century  the Terracotta Warriors and Horses. It is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife. What impressed us most is that how they created such exquisite artworks at that time lacking of technology and equipment. 




On the third day, we paid a visit to Shaanxi History Museum to discover the culture and history of China and FaMen Temple, one of the early Buddhist sanctums in China, which is well known for storing Sakyamuni's finger relics.

Through this trip, we not only enjoyed the splendid XiAn sights, long history and deep culture, also enhanced the understanding of each other and sublimated Changsha South culture of "integrity", 'Teamwork", "all-embracing". 

CFSI’s revised Tin and Tantalum Standard

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    The Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI) has released its revised Responsible Minerals Assurance Process, Tin and Tantalum Standard. The Standard replaces the CFSP Audit Protocol for Tin and Tantalum of 2013, and goes into effect on June 1st 2018.

    Key improvements in the revised Tin and Tantalum Standard The revision process brings the Standard in closer alignment with the OECD Guidance and ISO management systems. It also utilizes a global scope for the identification of Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas (CAHRAs), and includes a simplification of risk categories from the previous Level 1 to 3 system into low-risk or high-risk sourcing. Additionally, the Standard now explicitly references both conflict-related risks and other serious human rights abuses contained in the OECD Guidance’s Annex II risks. To align with ISO management systems, the Standard now includes requirements for document control and the internal performance monitoring of due diligence management systems. The revised Standard reduces the former focus on a transactional review, instead concentrating on smelters’ management systems. As a result, the standard includes enhanced requirements for know your counter-party (KYC) processes, fewer requirements for chain of custody documentation for low-risk sources, and consolidated data points for high-risk sources, aligning with the OECD Guidance recommendations. The Standard also includes updated sampling methodology, decreasing the number of samples for secondary material. Lastly, the Standard allows for smelters to use alternate systems for reporting transactions and conducting the mass balance and clarifies the definition of companies in scope.