China continues to clamp down on illegal rare earth mining

By Yoke Wong
Published: Wednesday, 20 September 2017

Illegal rare earth mining activities and sourcing practices in China will be prosecuted, the Chinese government warned as inspections uncovered regulation breaches in some companies.

Illegal production and procurement of rare earth elements will be prosecuted as inspections, the Chinese government cautioned on September 18, as inspections uncover more unauthorised activities.

The raw material industry division from the ministry of industry and information technology (MIIT) and the ministry of...

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