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Breaking China’s rare earths monopoly

‘The Middle East has oil, and China has rare earths,’ Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping noted in 1987 Rare earth elements are a class of 17 metals essential to the technology, transportation, energy, defense, and aerospace industries. These are used for high-powered magnets and precision parts in devices ranging from batteries, solar panels and wind turbines […]

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