Rare Earths High-Tech Companies Face Shortages as China Hoards Metals

Germany is pinning its economic hopes on future-oriented industries such as solar panel manufacturing. But high-tech companies are facing shortages of essential metals as China, which dominates the world market in so-called rare earths, begins stockpiling the highly sought-after resources.
The Bayan Obo mine in China

The Bayan Obo mine in China

Foto: Google Earth
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan
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