China dominates the extraction and processing of rare earths, a group of 17 minerals used in a range of hi-tech industries. Photo: Handout China dominates the extraction and processing of rare earths, a group of 17 minerals used in a range of hi-tech industries. Photo: Handout
China dominates the extraction and processing of rare earths, a group of 17 minerals used in a range of hi-tech industries. Photo: Handout
Rare earths

US, EU rare earth race to break China dominance ‘risks fuelling global rivalry’

  • Study finds efforts by Washington and Brussels to reduce reliance on Chinese supplies could intensify competition for access
  • Rare earths are a vital component of many hi-tech industries including electric car batteries and solar panels

Topic |   Rare earths
China dominates the extraction and processing of rare earths, a group of 17 minerals used in a range of hi-tech industries. Photo: Handout China dominates the extraction and processing of rare earths, a group of 17 minerals used in a range of hi-tech industries. Photo: Handout
China dominates the extraction and processing of rare earths, a group of 17 minerals used in a range of hi-tech industries. Photo: Handout
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