A worker checks car batteries at a factory for Xinwangda Electric Vehicle Battery, which makes lithium batteries for electric cars and other uses, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, on March 21. Photo: Xinhua
A worker checks car batteries at a factory for Xinwangda Electric Vehicle Battery, which makes lithium batteries for electric cars and other uses, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, on March 21. Photo: Xinhua
Mohamed Zeeshan
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Mohamed Zeeshan

China’s growing control of global minerals supply leaves the US in the dust

  • With Washington distracted by political crisis at home, Beijing has steadily invested in the inevitable shift away from fossil fuels towards green energy
  • China’s control of key minerals such as lithium and cobalt leaves the world with little option but to depend on it for at least the medium term

A worker checks car batteries at a factory for Xinwangda Electric Vehicle Battery, which makes lithium batteries for electric cars and other uses, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, on March 21. Photo: Xinhua
A worker checks car batteries at a factory for Xinwangda Electric Vehicle Battery, which makes lithium batteries for electric cars and other uses, in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, on March 21. Photo: Xinhua
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