Myanmar unrest yet to disrupt Chinese rare earth supplies

By Carrie Shi, William Clarke
Published: Monday, 29 March 2021

Market sources in China’s rare-earth sector have reported that there have been continued shipments of material from Myanmar, with no disruptions resulting from the recent military coup in the country and the subsequent waves of mass protests.

On February 1, the military of Mynmar took power in a coup, which displaced the elected administration and has sparked continuing protests and political violence.

This situation has raised fears for the supplies of rare earth ore to China, specifically the ionic clay that is used to produce heavy rare...

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