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Rare earths could be affected by Taiwan tension

Mining, so far, has largely avoided being dragged into rising East/West tensions but last week’s Chinese war games around Taiwan was a warning of what might come next, including a possible fresh attempt by China to “weaponise” rare earths.

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An embargo on rare earth exports, which are essential in some high-tech applications and defence equipment, was last used by China in a 2010 dispute with Japan.

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