China plans fresh inspections of rare earth companies

By Laura Syrett
Published: Wednesday, 04 September 2013

Market observers say industry is yet to see evidence of reported crackdowns

The Chinese government is to inspect nearly 1,600 rare earth miners, smelters and traders as part of a nationwide clampdown on illegalmineral production, China’s Economic Information Daily has reported.

Citing an unnamed government official as its source, the paper said that a total of 1,594 companies...

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