Reuters: China’s rare earth supplies could be vital bargaining chip in US trade war

Here is Reuters with a good piece on China rare earths.

  • Rare earth elements are used in a wide range of consumer products, from iPhones to electric car motors, as well as military jet engines, satellites and lasers.
  • Rising tensions between the United States and China have sparked concerns that Beijing could use its dominant position as a supplier of rare earths for leverage in the trade war between the two global economic powers