FOCUS: Rare earths and China’s economic miracle
Published: Thursday, 03 March 2011
USGS report highlights how rise in China’s high-tech industry helped fuel supply crisis
It is a well-worn statistic that China controls over 95% of
the global rare earths market, and perhaps as much as
Chinas modern rare earths industry started its rise in
the 1980s and by the end of the 1990s had all but eclipsed
overseas competition, exporting its material at...