A bastnaesite mineral containing rare earth in a laboratory at the University of Tokyo in July 2011. Photo: Reuters

Eyeing China, Pentagon briefs Congress on rare earths report

  • Document is tied to federal programme designed to bolster US domestic production capabilities
  • Rising US-China tensions have sparked concerns that Beijing could use dominant position as supplier of rare earths for leverage in trade war
Topic |   US-China trade war

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A bastnaesite mineral containing rare earth in a laboratory at the University of Tokyo in July 2011. Photo: Reuters
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