There is talk that China could restrict its exports of important rare earth elements amid its protracted trade war with the United States. Photo: Reuters There is talk that China could restrict its exports of important rare earth elements amid its protracted trade war with the United States. Photo: Reuters
There is talk that China could restrict its exports of important rare earth elements amid its protracted trade war with the United States. Photo: Reuters
China economy

China’s rare earth export plunge caused by coronavirus, not Beijing agenda, industry group says

  • An official at the China Rare Earth Industry Association says geopolitical factors were not behind a drop in China’s rare earth exports last month
  • Beijing briefly used rare earths as a geopolitical weapon against Tokyo in 2010, in a territorial dispute over the East China Sea

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There is talk that China could restrict its exports of important rare earth elements amid its protracted trade war with the United States. Photo: Reuters There is talk that China could restrict its exports of important rare earth elements amid its protracted trade war with the United States. Photo: Reuters
There is talk that China could restrict its exports of important rare earth elements amid its protracted trade war with the United States. Photo: Reuters
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