No. 218. Unearthing China’s Rare Earths Strategy Cover Image

No. 218. Unearthing China’s Rare Earths Strategy
No. 218. Unearthing China’s Rare Earths Strategy

Author(s): Roderick Kefferpütz
Subject(s): Economic policy, Environmental and Energy policy, Government/Political systems, International relations/trade, Peace and Conflict Studies
Published by: CEPS Centre for European Policy Studies
Keywords: China; West; International relations; South China Sea; Conflict; Japanese-controlled Senkaku; rare earths;
Summary/Abstract: Relations between China and the West have been difficult at best in recent months. Frustrations on both sides have increased palpably. Besides long-standing disagreements over Beijing’s policy on the renminbi, the stalled climate change negotiations and human rights, new challenges have also (re)emerged. These include, amongst others, rising concerns over China’s role in the South China Sea and the conflict over the Japanese-controlled Senkaku or Diaoyu Islands in the East China Sea. Recently, however, one issue inparticular has made the headlines: rare earths.

  • Page Count: 5
  • Publication Year: 2010
  • Language: English