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Rare Earths Management: A New Weapon For China

Intermoney | Last week, the Chinese authorities intentionally leaked their consultations to limit rare earth exports in order to see the effects on the armaments sector of rivals such as the US. In particular, China focused on the F-35 fighter-bomber, which requires 417 kilograms of rare earths for its prodcution. Thus, China will manage rare earths as a new weapon, but will be cautious to ensure that restrictions on their access or prices do not generate a crisis like the one caused by oil in the last century seventies.