Chinese provinces crack down on rare earth activities

By Albert Li
Published: Thursday, 26 January 2017

Several Chinese provinces have announced a series of inspections to take place until April in order to crack down on illegal mining. Operations will be closely monitored to assess source material, selling prices and output.

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 Rare earths mining in Baotou.

A number of Chinese provinces have announced plans throughout January to take special action against illegal rare earth mining following an announcement from central government in December.

Preventative action in the form of inspections is expected to take place between December 2016 and...