Never a dull moment in the world of rare earth metals, we heard about a Chinese export ban to Japan on these key resources and then several revised press accounts stating an export ban had not gone into effect. MetalMiner reported no such ban existed so we decided to offer up some commentary as to why these press accounts likely made their way to the Western media and more important, should we have concerns about China’s actions regarding its control over rare earth metals?
As with all stories sometimes there is more than meets the eye. Have a listen to our analysis of the media attention and what we think China might do in the longer term:
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