China is “studying” ways to use its status as the world’s largest supplier of the minerals. Photo: Reuters
China is “studying” ways to use its status as the world’s largest supplier of the minerals. Photo: Reuters

China’s top economic planner refuses to rule out playing rare earths card against US

  • The National Development and Reform Commission has again hinted that it may block America’s access to the strategic resources as the trade war drags on
  • China produces 90 per cent of world’s rare earths and has warned it will not allow them to be used to ‘curb country’s development’

China is “studying” ways to use its status as the world’s largest supplier of the minerals. Photo: Reuters
China is “studying” ways to use its status as the world’s largest supplier of the minerals. Photo: Reuters
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