February 10, 2023
In Bolivia, China Signs Deal For World’s Largest Lithium Reserves
By Joseph Bouchard
Members of the Bolivian opposition have questioned whether the deal, which was signed last month between the state firm YLB and three Chinese companies, will benefit the country.
November 18, 2022
The Mending Australia-China Relationship: Powered by Lithium?
By Corey Lee Bell, Elena Collinson, and Xunpeng Shi
As other liberal democracies lock down supplies, Australia’s lithium exports are an increasingly critical economic component of the Australia-China relationship.
November 10, 2022
China’s Dominance Over Critical Minerals Faces New Challengers
By Bruce Shen
Although slow to wake up to the challenge, the West is catching up with China in the contest for critical minerals.
September 10, 2021
Lithium and an Unexpected Battle for Energy Transition in Afghanistan
By Aliaksei Patonia
Most researchers agree that lithium demand will only increase. Afghanistan’s estimated reserves put it among global leaders -- if the metal can be extracted.
February 23, 2019
China Rushes to Dominate Global Supply of Lithium
By Yigal Chazan
Beijing’s race to control supplies of lithium, used in powering electric cars, is leaving its rivals far behind.
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