Workers transport soil containing rare earth elements for export at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China. Photo: Reuters
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China’s best strategy is to continue to look after shared interests

  • Hawks in Beijing are reportedly advocating using China’s dominance of the supply of rare earths as a weapon in the trade war with the US
  • But China will benefit far more in the long run by demonstrating restraint and reliability

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Workers transport soil containing rare earth elements for export at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China. Photo: Reuters
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