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The interests of China and the US collide in Australia's rare earth industry

A tug-of-war pitting China against the US has broken out over the rare earth resources of Australia.

The interests of China and the US collide in Australia's rare earth industry The interests of China and the US collide in Australia's rare earth industry The interests of China and the US collide in Australia's rare earth industry The interests of China and the US collide in Australia's rare earth industry The interests of China and the US collide in Australia's rare earth industry

Rare earths have become a political battleground

While the potential for a dispute has been simmering for some time two recent developments look like bringing the rare-earth situation to the boil.

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