China testing stockpiled rare earths, announces new projects

By Albert Li
Published: Thursday, 04 May 2017

Beijing remains focussed on fine tuning its rare earths stockpiling programme and has started testing samples from different producers and geographical areas. Meanwhile, a number of downstream projects have been announced to develop new products for applications including metallurgical and medical.

China’s National Center of Rare Earth Products Quality Supervision and Inspection has started testing samples of rare earths materials that are being stored in warehouses as part of the country’s national stockpiling plan.

The facility has tested 146 tonnes of rare earths to date, with products originating from...

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