China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology calls for regulations on rare earths recycling

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Friday, 13 June 2014

As preliminary statistics show that smuggling is also present in the Chinese rare earths recycling sector, MIIT’s call for action shows Beijing’s commitment to seriously tackling illegal mining problems and promote stability in the domestic market.

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), has urged the government to regulate rare earths recycling activities in the country.

According to preliminary statistics released by the MIIT this week, illegal smuggling is hidden among 67 rare earths recycling projects across the country, which is capable to process...

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