May 06, 2021
China’s Deep-Sea Motivation for Claiming Sovereignty Over the South China Sea
By Mark Crescenzi and Stephen Gent
At the bottom of the contested waters lies a supply of the rare earth minerals crucial to China’s tech ambitions.
May 30, 2019
Chinese Media Suggest Rare Earth Embargo on US Amid Trade War
By Paul Wiseman, Frank Bajak, and Yanan Wang
Chinese media warn that Beijing could strike back harder as the trade war continues.
August 29, 2017
Revisiting Rare Earths: The Ongoing Efforts to Challenge China’s Monopoly
By Mayuko Yatsu
Despite current cost-effectiveness, it is not sustainable for the United States to rely on Chinese rare earth elements.
April 29, 2014
China’s Rare Earths Advantage
By Saurav Jha
An adverse WTO ruling will do little to upset the dominance China enjoys in this critical sector.