China is the leading supplier for 16 minerals essential to cutting-edge technologies. Photo: Reuters
China is the leading supplier for 16 minerals essential to cutting-edge technologies. Photo: Reuters

Critical minerals – the next front line in the China-US rivalry?

  • China should shore up its supply chains in essential resources as the US seeks to cut dependence, experts suggest
  • Washington has long been aware of its vulnerabilities but Beijing has not come up with a way to assess supply risks

China is the leading supplier for 16 minerals essential to cutting-edge technologies. Photo: Reuters
China is the leading supplier for 16 minerals essential to cutting-edge technologies. Photo: Reuters
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