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2019-06-01 China-Japan-Koreas
China ready to play Rare Earth cards.
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Posted by 3dc 2019-06-01 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6460 views ]  Top
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#1 China's Rare Earth Metals Aren't the Trade War Weapon Beijing Makes Them Out to Be
Posted by Cratle Sholutch3187 2019-06-01 01:41||   2019-06-01 01:41|| Front Page Top

#2 Australian rare-earth ore processor wants to build a plant in the US
Posted by Skidmark 2019-06-01 04:15||   2019-06-01 04:15|| Front Page Top

#3 
Posted by Frank G 2019-06-01 06:26||   2019-06-01 06:26|| Front Page Top

#4 Although it will likely be a little painful at first, I encourage this little spat. We do have rare earth metals we just haven't been mining them recently for economic reasons. We really should have reliable, domestic sources of these things.
Posted by Beau 2019-06-01 07:25||   2019-06-01 07:25|| Front Page Top

#5 ..and once the production moves, it ain't going back. We get rolling here, it can be classified as a strategic industry, thanks to the Chinese action.
Posted by Procopius2k 2019-06-01 08:11||   2019-06-01 08:11|| Front Page Top

#6 We used to process rare earths here, before China stepped up. The problem is that the process produces a lot of nasty pollutants, as I understand it, which the entire world was just as happy to let China marinate in instead.
Posted by trailing wife 2019-06-01 10:06||   2019-06-01 10:06|| Front Page Top

#7 Mine Afghanistan.
Posted by Woodrow 2019-06-01 10:16||   2019-06-01 10:16|| Front Page Top

#8 It seems the Chinese have been in dispute with the Japanese over this same issue...

Japan / China the rare earth minerals story – discovery

...but there may be alternatives...

Japan finds huge deposit of rare-earth minerals - TomoNews
Posted by Abu Uluque 2019-06-01 12:48||   2019-06-01 12:48|| Front Page Top

#9 The world's largest mine is on the CA/Nevada border. Unfortunately it is about 2 miles into CA. The CA EPA and CA state gov refuse to consider it's operation under any conditions.
Why? It's icky.
Posted by 3dc 2019-06-01 15:33||   2019-06-01 15:33|| Front Page Top

#10 Sounds like we need a "National Security" finding, like for the fence. I'd hate to see the producers skate on actual enviro protections to the limits practicable - We gotta live here. China's practices are horrendous
Posted by Frank G 2019-06-01 16:24||   2019-06-01 16:24|| Front Page Top

#11 You can always clean up the tailings. It just costs more. China doesn't care about polluting themselves, and the whores that be US industry were happy to reduce costs and outsource this problem.

It is a cost issue. Pay more, get out from under the PRC's thumb.

The same thing goes for semiconductor processing and its cousin solar panels. Start throttling the PRC, we are being hung by the rope we sell them.
Posted by Whiskey Mike 2019-06-01 16:45||   2019-06-01 16:45|| Front Page Top

#12 Ask OPEC how well that worked out.
Posted by bbrewer126 2019-06-01 19:13||   2019-06-01 19:13|| Front Page Top

#13  Ask OPEC how well that worked out.

We seen dis movie before. Doncha just love the ending!

This is China trying to push back now that the US and others are standing up against Huawei. Snatching up Canadian nationals in China is another theater in the same war. We've seen recent articles from the ChiCom media beating the war drums, so I guess salami-slicing is no longer the grand strategy.
Posted by SteveS 2019-06-01 19:38||   2019-06-01 19:38|| Front Page Top

#14 China Canuck-grabbing seems a LOT like Iran 1979
Posted by Frank G 2019-06-01 21:42||   2019-06-01 21:42|| Front Page Top

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