Cary Huang
Cary Huang
Opinion

SCMP Columnist

Sino File by Cary Huang

China’s ban on rare earths didn’t work on Japan and won’t work in the trade war with the US

  • China is the world’s biggest producer of rare earths but doesn’t have the monopoly on them
  • After Beijing briefly weaponised them against Tokyo, the Japanese built their own supply chain. China should not use them again, against the US

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