China to inspect rare earth firms in illegal mining crackdown

By Albert Li
Published: Tuesday, 20 December 2016

The Chinese government plans to inspect 379 rare earths producers to ensure they are not involved in illegal rare earth mining or smuggling.

The Chinese government plans to inspect 379 rare earths companies in the country in its latest attempt to crack down on illegal mining of the mineral.

As part of recently-announced action against illegal mining to take place between December 2016 and April 2017, the inspections will be equally applied to...

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