China attempting to corner market on rare earth elements

  Recently, China has been seen flexing its muscle against the National Basketball Association (NBA) -- but closer to home, the rising superpower has evidently been working hard to secure more than just opinion: strategic resources known as Rare Earth Elements (REEs). This, according to Michael K. Cohen's recent expos in the Journal of Political Risk. "China has in recent years worked to monopolize the production of these elements as a strategic resource" said Cohen, a veteran journalist and former ABS-CBN anchor. Rare earths are colorful metals derived from 17 hard-to-mine chemical elements, which are crucial elements of mobile phones, flat screen televisions and more tha...Keep on reading: China attempting to corner market on rare earth elements

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