Investigation reveals involvement of government in the Chinese rare earth black market
Published: Wednesday, 26 November 2014
Recent reports detail the spreading corruption among high ranking government officials and, specifically, their involvement in China’s rare earths mining highlight the difficulty faced by Beijing in dismantling the country’s domestic black market, which is seriously impacting the industry and environment.
Chinese government investigations have uncovered a chain of corruption
involving several high ranking officials
in the country’s rare earths industry, according to Chinese television reports.
Government-led investigations showed that companies smuggling
in Inner Mongolia and Jiangxi province...