China rare earth producer merger stresses country’s dominant position of critical material supply

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Thursday, 06 January 2022

The latest merger of rare earth producers in China shows that balance of power in this critical material sector is nowhere near where western governments would like it to be.

The merger announced late last year between some of China’s largest producers of rare earths consolidates even further an industry where the Asia origin remains firmly in the driving seat, leaving western corporations and states on a backfoot.

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