24 December 2015 – The research team (Tsinghua University and CQC) responsible for the design of the national ETS in China was guest in Guangdong on 9th Dec, 2015. Together with local experts of the Guangdong ETS pilot they discussed the role of the petrochemical industry within the national ETS. Topics included emissions reporting, allocation methods and boundaries of the petrochemical industry. Guangdong experts introduced their experiences and lessons learnt and provided related suggestions for the design of the national ETS. The research team will improve the current design according to the result of the symposium.