The country has “extremely strict” standards for issuing permits for prospecting for minerals, it said, so companies and individuals that do this without a permit risk being detained.
Authorities noted significant environmental risks uncovered during the probe, in particular affecting the Yangtze River
Agreements with MP Materials and privately-held Vacuumschmelze are the latest push by GM to reduce reliance on China
The move is being seen as a bid to strengthen China’s dominance of the global supply chain around the strategic metals
Exports of the 17 minerals crucial to the production of electronic components and magnets – and to many industrial processes too – are up 89% on a year ago
Australia will play a key role in supplying critical minerals to other members of the group, which wants to ensure China does not exert control over items essential to modern technology.
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