Rising Tensions Over China's Monopoly on Rare Earths?


Jane Nakano

Asia Pacific Bulletin, No. 163


Washington, D.C.: East-West Center

Publication Date: May 2, 2012
Binding: electronic
Pages: 2
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Jane Nakano, Fellow with the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, explains that “the current rare earth contention should serve as a reminder of the fundamental importance of supply diversification, and the enduring value that research and development plays in meeting many of the energy and resource related challenges society faces today.”

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