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US, EU, Japan challenge China over minerals trade

• Associated Press

The United States, the European Union and Japan filed complaints Tuesday with the World Trade Organization charging that China is limiting its export of rare earths, minerals that are vital to the production of technology components.

China has a stranglehold on the global supply of 17 rare earth minerals that are essential for making high-tech goods including hybrid cars, weapons, flat-screen TVs, mobile phones, mercury-vapor lights, and camera lenses.

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Comment by Olde Reb
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 By what authority does the U.S. claim to be able to dictate the right to resources of another sovereign nation ????

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