China dominates the global rare earth production, with the United States, Australia and Myanmar distant contenders. Photo: Reuters
China dominates the global rare earth production, with the United States, Australia and Myanmar distant contenders. Photo: Reuters
Rare earths

China’s rare earth export curbs push Australian miner to fast track Africa project as nations step up diversification plans

  • Concerns over China’s intentions were heightened when sources said Beijing could restrict exports to US, a move that could hurt the weapons-making industry
  • China dominates global rare earth production, but a new Export Control Law took effect in December, limiting the export of sensitive materials and technology

China dominates the global rare earth production, with the United States, Australia and Myanmar distant contenders. Photo: Reuters
China dominates the global rare earth production, with the United States, Australia and Myanmar distant contenders. Photo: Reuters
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