A worker inspects soybeans during the soy harvest near the town of Campos Lindos, Brazil. Brazil’s soy production took off as Japan sought to diversify its suppliers of the crop in the 1970s, and China is now benefiting from the South American country’s harvests as the trade war rages. Photo: Reuters
Neal Kimberley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Neal Kimberley

From rare earths to soy, the trade war will force the US and China to diversify supply

  • The US has started looking into alternative suppliers for the elements that power hi-tech. Beijing has already done the same with soy, and even a trade war resolution won’t stop this process

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A worker inspects soybeans during the soy harvest near the town of Campos Lindos, Brazil. Brazil’s soy production took off as Japan sought to diversify its suppliers of the crop in the 1970s, and China is now benefiting from the South American country’s harvests as the trade war rages. Photo: Reuters
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