China announces further plans to tackle illegal rare earths mining

By Albert Li
Published: Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Although local and central governments have introduced measures previously to combat illegal rare earth extraction, the problem still persists in China and is preventing a price recovery.

China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology has announced plans to take action against illegal rare earth mining from December 2016 to April 2017 throughout China.

The ministry announced a list of companies that will be inspected, most of which are located in Jiangxi, Inner Mongolia and Jiangsu provinces.

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