Rare earths are found in everyday items, from TVs to smartphones and fridges

  • Contrary to their name, rare earths are as abundant in the Earth’s crust as tin or lead
  • China produces 71 per cent of the world’s rare earths, and speculation is mounting that this may be a bargaining chip in trade talks
Topic |   Rare earth element

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Adolfo Arranz

Adolfo Arranz

After more than 10 years as an infographic artist for the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, he joined SCMP in 2011, then became creative director at Media20Corp in Singapore. He has picked up almost every major prize along the way and currently helps run SCMP’s infographics and illustration department.

Dennis Wong

Dennis Wong

Dennis joined the Post as a graphic designer after working for TIME Magazine for almost two decades. He focuses on infographics that depict local and regional developments