Here is Reuters with a good piece on China rare earths.

  • Rare earth elements are used in a wide range of consumer products, from iPhones to electric car motors, as well as military jet engines, satellites and lasers.
  • Rising tensions between the United States and China have sparked concerns that Beijing could use its dominant position as a supplier of rare earths for leverage in the trade war between the two global economic powers

Here is the link for more.


Have to admit I'm not totally across this but the last time this topic came up a while back it prompted other suppliers to enter the market, right?