05.10.2010 - Nations wary of dependence on China's rare earths
From AP: China's recent halt of exotic metal shipments to Japan amid a diplomatic spat has reverberated throughout the world's high-tech manufacturing hubs now on heightened alert to the risks of relying on one country for materials that do everything from helping hybrid engines run to creating the color red in televisions. Governments as far afield as Washington and Seoul are asking: What happens if China cuts off our supply too?.............................................Full Article: Source
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