China lays down new plan to tackle illegal rare earths mining

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Tuesday, 21 October 2014

Through a coordinated action involving eight government institutions, Beijing is developing a six-month strategy to tackle the rare earths ‘black market’, showing its determination to address environmental problems caused by domestic producers and stabilising its domestic market.

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has announced a new plan to tackle illegal mining in the country’s domestic rare earths industry.

The six-month strategy will include a first self-check action, followed by a rectification and approval period and is set to end on...

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