China minerals outlook: the Dragon has turned

By Mike O'Driscoll
Published: Friday, 20 March 2009

China has switched to domestic demand priority status. Those relying on Chinese mineral exports should now be seeking alternative sources. Here we examine how China’s mineral industry has changed tack, its impact on world markets, how it will cope with the recession, and spotlight on barytes, bauxite, fluorspar, magnesite, paper minerals, and rare earths

When researching the evolution of the oft-used phrase “The worm has turned”, in general, it is found to refer to a reversal of fortunes. In Henry IV Part 3, Shakespeare used the phrase “The smallest worm will turn being trodden”. ...

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