Rare Earth Metals

In New Comic, China Signals ‘Foreign Threat’ to its Rare Earths

The comic, published by the country's intelligence agency, is a new effort by the authoritarian Xi Jinping-government to 'inspire people'…

1 month ago

Xi’s Vietnam Visit Set to See Rail, Tech Cooperation Deals

Improved rail links between the countries could open up the possibility of tie-ups on exploiting Vietnam’s vast rare earths deposits

2 months ago

China-Tied Fund Seeks to Axe Australia Rare Earths Firm’s Head

The fund’s push to remove Northern Minerals' chairman comes after the miner asked Australian authorities to investigate whether ‘Chinese interests’…

3 months ago

GM, Stellantis Back Rare Earths-Free EV Magnet Firm Niron

The two automaker groups joined the startup’s latest $33 million funding round as it works to develop permanent magnets built…

4 months ago

China to Scrutinise Rare Earth Outflows as Exports Rise

In a first, China has added rare earths to its list of minerals that need to be reported to authorities…

4 months ago

China Turns Focus on Rare Earths Sector Amid Trade War with US

Rare earths have emerged as particularly significant to the global clean energy transition as countries around the world race to…

4 months ago

Vietnam Arrests Top Rare Earth Execs Amid Plans to Rival China

Police arrested the chairman of Vietnam Rare Earth JSC (VTRE) — a company at the forefront of the country’s drive…

4 months ago

China Exported Just 1kg of Germanium Last Month, No Gallium

Both gallium and germanium are key to chipmaking, and Chinese exporters of the metals now need to obtain an export…

4 months ago

China Leads Rare Metals Mining Race to Ocean Floor – WP

China has already claimed exclusive rights to excavate 92,000 square miles of international seabed

4 months ago

Vietnam to Restart Giant Rare Earths Mine in Bid to Rival China

The country, which boasts the world’s second-largest rare earth deposits, is to auction off multiple blocks of its Dong Pao…

5 months ago

China Issues Gallium, Germanium Licences as Exports Sink

The announcement came after customs data showed China had completely blocked its exports of germanium and gallium products in August

5 months ago

Seeking China Hedge, Top US Chip Firms to Join Biden in Vietnam

Senior executives from chipmakers including Intel, GlobalFoundries, Amkor and Marvell are expected to attend a business meeting on Monday in…

5 months ago