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Has US lost the rare earths plot?

The US seems to have made a big blunder in its trade war fight with China with its rare earths tariffs. Or is there more to it than meets the eye?

Has US lost the rare earths plot? Has US lost the rare earths plot? Has US lost the rare earths plot? Has US lost the rare earths plot? Has US lost the rare earths plot?

Ucore Rare Metals aiming to full US rare earths supply breach

When, back in April, we wondered whether China could stymie the Americans on the trade war front, never did this writer imagine what was about to happen.

Back then I suggested that Beiji...