BERLIN — Stung by Chinese muscle-flexing over minerals crucial for high-technology industries, the German government said Thursday that it would raise the alarm at the Group of 20 talks, even as it looks to step up efforts to develop new supplies in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
German companies say they are being pressed by Chinese officials to increase their investments in China if they want to be assured of access to rare earth minerals and two other obscure elements, tungsten and antimony. China dominates the mining of these metals.
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More News On China's Control (And Monopoly) Of Rare Earths
Decline in Rare-Earth Exports Rattles Germany -- New York Times
Global trade wars: China turns up the heat -- CNN
Traders Gird for Rare-Mineral Trade War -- Wall Street Journal
Japan's rare earth minerals may run out by March: govt -- AFP
China Plans to Reduce Its Exports of Minerals -- New York Times
The Truth Behind China’s Rare Earths Embargo -- Forbes
Here's The Chart The Rare Earth Metal Pumpers Don't Want You To See -- Business Insider