In this undated photo, chunks of chemically processed rare earths are shown in Beijing. China produced more than 80 per cent of the world’s rare earth metals and compounds last year, according to the US Geological Survey. Photo: AP

Trump tariff list targets hi-tech minerals that US needs

Rare earths, an esoteric collection of minerals, are used in a wide range of applications, such as hybrid vehicles, electronic gadgets and military hardware

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In this undated photo, chunks of chemically processed rare earths are shown in Beijing. China produced more than 80 per cent of the world’s rare earth metals and compounds last year, according to the US Geological Survey. Photo: AP
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