China might restrict exports of rare earths, which are essential to the manufacture of consumer electronics, semiconductors and military equipment. Photo: AFP
China might restrict exports of rare earths, which are essential to the manufacture of consumer electronics, semiconductors and military equipment. Photo: AFP

China issues veiled rare earths threats after US ups trade war ante with Huawei blacklist

  • Foreign ministry says warning from top economic planning agency that government will prioritise domestic demand is sound and valid
  • Communist Party mouthpiece also warns US not to underestimate China’s resolve to hit back

China might restrict exports of rare earths, which are essential to the manufacture of consumer electronics, semiconductors and military equipment. Photo: AFP
China might restrict exports of rare earths, which are essential to the manufacture of consumer electronics, semiconductors and military equipment. Photo: AFP
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