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Saturday, February 11, 2006
China cornering market for obscure group of minerals vital to high-tech industry China now supplies about 95 percent of the world's consumption of "rare earths," according to international mineral industry experts. Rare earths are a class of minerals with properties that make them essential for applications including miniaturized electronics, computer disk drives, display screens, missile guidance, pollution control catalysts and advanced materials. In 1994, China's share of the market was 46 percent, according to industry statistics. . . controlling the supply of these minerals gives China a strategic advantage as it seeks to build powerful high-technology industries and modernize its armed forces.
We really need to keep an eye on China. This is not India or Japan, this is a country ruled by a despotic regime. Economic growth gives the Tyrants of Beijing more resources with which to work -- one day, they may not be content with merely repressing their own people. They have expressed their willingness to conquer and enslave the people of Taiwan and they would likely not balk at invading Japan f they thought they could get away with it. _____________________________________________
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