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Chinese threats to rare earths: Americans are starting to get really worried

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The trade war has intensified since Washington raised tariffs on Chinese products in early May. It is now coupled with a technological war: the Trump administration has banned American companies from selling technology to Huawei, the world's second largest smartphone manufacturer, jeopardizing the supply of Chinese products.

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Rare Metals: France wants to reopen its mines amid technical and ecological controversies

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La France envisage de relancer son activité minière. Le but affiché : assurer notre approvisionnement en matières premières, tout particulièrement pour les métaux rares indispensables à la transition écologique et énergétique. Dans les régions où les prospections débutent, les populations locales se mobilisent. La controverse qui en résulte prend des

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The Rare Metal War

La guerre des métaux rares - La face cachée de la transition énergétique et numérique, by Guillaume Pitron - Preface by Hubert Védrine Edition Les Liens qui libèrent, January 2018 - 296 Pages Energy transition, digital revolution, ecological change... Politicians, media, industrialists promise us in chorus a new world at last...

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