America’s Rare Earth Ultimatum: A National Policy of Vertical Integration

For the past decade, our dependence on rare earths has conjured up considerable attention, fascination, and concern regarding their importance. This has caused a cascading effect to create interest and investment in other rare metals, critical minerals, ore deposits, mining, and the American mineral endowment—all related to with U.S. technology […]

Will China’s Outrageous Rare Earth Monopoly Persist?

Rare earth elements (REEs) are anything but rare in their industrial uses. These 17 elements are critical, albeit in miniscule quantities, for the production of most high-tech products today such as mobile phones, wind turbines, and high-definition TVs. China’s rare earth deposits are vast, but not at all proportional to […]

Why Rare Earths Could Give China a Trade War Cudgel

U.S. President Donald Trump’s threat to cut off the supply of chips and processors to Huawei Technologies Co. is hitting China’s biggest tech company where it hurts – its dependence on other nations for the semiconductors and software used in smartphones and networking gear. So when China’s President Xi Jinping […]

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