rare earths


China’s eyes on rare earths treasure uncovered in Tanzania 

China’s eyes on rare earths treasure uncovered in Tanzania 

(ATF) China’s rare earths operators are watching developments in Tanzania carefully as new opportunities arise in the East African country.According to China’s Ministry of Natural Resources and MiningWeekly, there’s particular interest in the Nguala Rare Earths mine run by Peak Resources, an Australian rare earths mining company listed on the …

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Jiangxi province leads China in rare-earth magnet breakthrough

Jiangxi province leads China in rare-earth magnet breakthrough

(ATF) Jiangxi province is emerging as a hub for technological innovations that can transform manufacturing. It has a rare-earth magnet maker based in the southeastern Chinese province who leads the nation with a new technology that helps reduce the weight of electric vehicles (EV) and extend their range while saving …

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China shuts down rare earth plants over ‘environmental concerns’ 

China shuts down rare earth plants over ‘environmental concerns’ 

(ATF) China’s Environment Agency, previously a toothless dragon, has suddenly announced a rollout of rare earth production shutdowns – at the same time as the country’s international rivals scramble to find alternative rare earth sources around the globe.The Central Ecological and Environmental Protection Inspection Team is to carry out inspections …

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China won’t be putting its Greenland ambitions on ice just yet 

China won’t be putting its Greenland ambitions on ice just yet 

(ATF) China is unlikely to change its view of Greenland as a land of opportunity, despite the islanders choosing a new government opposed to further rare earths exploitation.A left-wing environmentalist party won this week’s election ahead the social democratic party that has dominated politics in the Danish territory since it …

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Chinese investors now looking at rare earths as replacement for Bitcoin 

Chinese investors now looking at rare earths as replacement for Bitcoin 

(ATF) Rare earths could be a safer and even more lucrative investment than bitcoin now, some speculators have suggested.Surging prices for the constantly in-demand vital metals and minerals used in so many tech products should make them a more sensible target for investors, over the relatively unstable cryptocurrency, said a …

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China opens rapidly-built national rare earths R&D; centre 

China opens rapidly-built national rare earths R&D centre 

(ATF) China opened a new National Rare Earth Research Institute R&D Base on Tuesday – just a few days after its global rivals unveiled plans for an alliance to counter the country’s dominant industry position.Rare earth research leaders in China and business chiefs gathered at the Yellow River estuary for …

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China sweats as world ramps up independent rare earth plans 

China sweats as world ramps up independent rare earth plans 

(ATF) China is showing signs of concern over its rare earths rivals’ plans for a global alliance to combat Beijing’s dominance of the world market.Officials are worried about what they see as ‘encirclement’ in the vital sector with other countries planning joint rare earth ventures over what some say has …

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Rivals teaming up for dig at China’s rare earths dominance 

Rivals teaming up for dig at China’s rare earths dominance 

(ATF) The US, Japan, India and Australia are joining forces in an effort to combat China’s dominance of the rare earths supply chain.The members of the ‘Quad Security Dialogue’ mechanism are set to jointly establish a rare earth procurement chain, according to Japan’s Nikkei Asia. The plans were expected to …

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Australia to compete with China on rare earths

Australia to compete with China on rare earths

(ATF) In recent years, there has been frequent friction between China and Australia and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has made many statements, pointing fingers at core China interests, according to an editorial published by Tencent.This week Australia stood on China's toes again, by moving to grab a greater share …

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China turns to innovation during rare earth boom

China turns to innovation during rare earth boom

(ATF) On Monday (March 1), a Ministry of Industry and Information Technology official publicly explained the phenomenon of China’s "rare earths being sold at the price of cabbages." He also noted bluntly that Japan is worth studying to learn how to develop high-end rare earths, as their neighbour dominates the …

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