China’s rare earths policies struggle to stem supply

By Albert Li
Published: Thursday, 27 October 2016

The cancellation of export quotas and taxes on Chinese rare earths export last year spurred the introduction of a raft of new measures designed to control output and boost value. Albert Li, IM Analyst, discusses the progress of these plans.

The Chinese government is continuing to pursue a range of policies aimed at overhauling its rare earths industry and, officially at least, some of these measures are beginning to show results.

Consolidation of the country’s six biggest rare earths producers – China Northern Rare Earth Hi-Tech Group; China South Rare...

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