Monopoly position: Pro-Beijing group target other countries’ rare earth companies

Corruption 06/30/22, 17:06

Mandiant, an American cybersecurity firm, has produced a study claiming that a Chinese regime-sponsored propaganda operation targets miners in the United States, Australia, and Canada via social media accounts. The accounts formed alliances to offer China a competitive advantage in hunting for rare earth resources. Mandiant discovered that a Chinese regime-led online group ...

President Trump: Greenland ‘a large real estate deal’?

U.S. 08/19/19, 18:37

President Donald Trump said the idea of buying Greenland from Denmark cropped up during talks within his administration. “I don't know. It got released somehow. It's just something we talked about,” said President Trump. He compared the possibility of a purchase as "a large real estate deal" and stated that it ...

US-China trade war sparks worries about rare earth minerals

Politics 06/08/19, 11:34

Rising trade tensions between the U.S. and China have sparked worries about the 17 exotic-sounding rare earth minerals needed for high-tech products like robotics, drones and electric cars. China recently raised tariffs to 25% on rare earth exports to the U.S. and has threatened to halt exports altogether after the Trump ...

China has more weapons in US tariff war, but do they work?

Business 05/23/19, 01:56

Looking for ways to hit back at Washington as a tariff fight escalates, President Xi Jinping and his economy czar visited a Chinese factory that processes rare earths — exotic minerals used in electric cars, mobile phones and other technology. Rare earths are "an important strategic resource," the official Xinhua News ...

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