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By Shane Lasley
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REEs become rarer on China export cuts

The Far East country chokes global supply of the high-technology metals prompting the U.S. to stimulate domestic production


Last updated 7/25/2010 at Noon

China, which mines the majority of the global supply of rare earth elements within its borders, has, over recent years, increasingly restricted its exports of the unique minerals to non-China-based production facilities. This trend has continued with a July announcement that the Far East country intends to slash its exports of the high-technology metals by an additional 72 percent.

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