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Rare earths – more than trade war weapons

China's strategy to control the lifeblood of US high-tech sector North of 60 Mining News – June 7, 2019

When it comes to rare earths, China has a strategy that goes beyond using these high-tech elements as ammunition for the next salvo in a trade war with the United States.

This strategy, which was set into motion around 1980, involves gaining an advantage in high-tech manufacturing by controlling the first three links of the rare earth element supply chain – mining, processing and value-added manuf...


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