European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers the annual state of the EU speech on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers the annual state of the EU speech on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

EU to tackle China’s dominance of minerals to avoid ‘mistakes of the past’

  • Comments by European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen come as bloc attempts to wean itself off Russian oil and gas
  • Proposal targets China’s control over rare earth and lithium sectors with help from ‘like-minded partners’

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers the annual state of the EU speech on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen delivers the annual state of the EU speech on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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