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China Rare Earths

Getting Rare Earth Ready

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Chris Weigant

China produces over 95 percent of the world's rare earth minerals. And they're showing more and more reluctance to sell any of it on the world market. But most of the news reports on this growing trade war don't mention a crucial fact: this monopoly may not be around for very much longer.

Export Restrictions Could Land China In The Hot Seat

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2012 | Technology

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is preparing to defend itself should the United States and other countries take its rare earth export restrictions to the Wo...

China To Limit Exports Of Materials Essential To Smartphone Makers

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 12.28.2011 | Technology

BEIJING -- China announced a cut Tuesday in its rare earths export quota as it tries to shore up sagging prices for the exotic metals used in mobile p...

Giant Company Stops Producing Materials Needed For Cellphones, TVs

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 12.20.2011 | Technology

BEIJING -- China's biggest producer of rare earths is suspending production for one month in hopes of boosting slumping prices of the exotic minerals ...

China May Alter 'Rare Earth' Policy

AP | By JOE McDONALD | Posted 09.13.2011 | Technology

BEIJING -- A European trade envoy said Chinese officials indicated Thursday that Beijing might change its curbs on exports of rare earths after a Worl...