In Malaysia, a snag in US search for alternative to Chinese rare earths

//In Malaysia, a snag in US search for alternative to Chinese rare earths

In Malaysia, a snag in US search for alternative to Chinese rare earths

The US-China trade war has fuelled American fears that Beijing may take advantage of its position as the world’s primary producer of rare earths, and consequently a rush has begun for alternative sources.But the extraction of these important elements is a dirty business that brings environmental damage many countries are unwilling to tolerate, and the squabbles born from this “not in my backyard” attitude are being seen in Malaysia.The country’s new Pakatan Harapan government has threatened to…

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