China’s Rare Earths and Global Resource Security
RARE earth minerals (REMs) – a hitherto poorly known set of minerals – have recently stormed onto world headlines. Described by some analysts as the “next oil” in global geopolitics, rare earths have become a major new concern for global resource security due to increasingly restrictive supply policies. Rare earth prices have surged as a result, and the governments of major consuming states, such as Japan, South Korea, the European Union, and the US, have begun efforts to develop...[Show more]
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