China June rare earth exports rise, snapping 2 months of declines

China June rare earth exports rise, snapping 2 months of declines

China’s rare earth exports rose by 9% in June from May, customs data showed on Friday, snapping two months of declines that had stoked worries over supply from the world’s top producer of the materials amid the Sino-U.S. trade dispute. Exports of...

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Global stakeholders launch world’s first rare earth industry association

Global stakeholders launch world’s first rare earth industry association

The global rare earth community welcomed the first association to represent the industry with the launch of the Rare Earth Industry Association (REIA) on June 26. Based in Brussels, the association is backed by EIT RawMaterials, a European...

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China’s CNMC agrees to work on Madagascar rare earth project

China’s CNMC agrees to work on Madagascar rare earth project

A unit of China Nonferrous Metal Mining Group (CNMC) said on Monday it had signed a non-binding memorandum with Singapore-listed ISR Capital that could see the Chinese firm work as a contractor on a rare earths project in Madagascar with rights...

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Chinese firms plan rare earth manufacturing hub in Hebei

Chinese firms plan rare earth manufacturing hub in Hebei

A group of Chinese firms have jointly established a rare earths innovation centre in the country’s Hebei province as part of a plan to develop a manufacturing base in the region, according to the local government hosting the project. The move...

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US military firms likely to face China rare earth restrictions – Global Times

US military firms likely to face China rare earth restrictions – Global Times

Military equipment firms in the United States will likely have their supply of Chinese rare earths restricted, the Global Times said on Monday, after China’s state economic planner confirmed industry experts have proposed export controls. China...

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China Minmetals Rare Earth starts new mining project in Hunan

China Minmetals Rare Earth starts new mining project in Hunan

China Minmetals Rare Earth, one of the country’s largest rare earth miners, has begun construction of a new mining project in the central province of Hunan, the company said on Tuesday. The project in Jianghua county is expected to begin...

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China stokes rare earths concerns with possible export controls

China stokes rare earths concerns with possible export controls

China’s state planner is closely studying proposals to establish rare-earth export controls, adding to concerns that the mineral critical in production of military equipment and tech devices will be used as a weapon in Beijing’s trade war with...

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US report urges steps to reduce reliance on foreign critical minerals

US report urges steps to reduce reliance on foreign critical minerals

The U.S. Commerce Department on Tuesday recommended urgent steps to boost domestic production of critical minerals, warning that a halt in Chinese or Russian exports could cause “significant shocks” throughout the U.S. and foreign...

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China willing to meet reasonable rare earth demand from other countries

China willing to meet reasonable rare earth demand from other countries

China is willing to meet reasonable demand for rare earths from other countries, but it would be unacceptable that countries using Chinese rare earths to manufacture products would turn around and suppress China, its commerce ministry said. That...

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China Ready to Hit Back at U.S. With Rare Earths: Ruling Party Newspaper

China Ready to Hit Back at U.S. With Rare Earths: Ruling Party Newspaper

China’s Communist Party newspaper warned the United States on Wednesday that the country was ready to use rare earths to strike back in their bitter trade war, saying in an extremely strongly worded commentary “don’t say we...

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China’s sway over tech metals under scrutiny after Huawei swoop

China’s sway over tech metals under scrutiny after Huawei swoop

China’s grip on the world’s rare earths market is in focus once again amid speculation the dominant producer could choke off supplies as the trade war escalates. But they’re not the only strategic minerals to watch if China’s relations with the...

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