Experts say the Chinese have the right to dispose of rare earth resources in Europe and America do not care about dissatisfaction
earth is the production of missiles and other weapons of important raw materials. Data Figure: China’s Dongfeng-15B tactical missiles
Data Figure: Distribution of China’s rare earth resources in China’s largest rare earth
company Rare-Earth has released, announced that it has received government approval to build 10 storage facilities of rare earth oxides The total reserves of 20 million tons. China’s rare-earth foreign policy has always been of concern and doubts. United States, “Wall Street Journal” has written an article accusing China of controlling the export of rare earth, destruction of the world’s rare earth supply. Today, the Baotou Rare Earth News to build a strategic reserve facilities, openly told the West: China’s rare earth resources, China has the right disposition, without your meddling.
its name from the legacy of rare earth is scandium, yttrium, lanthanum series of 17 elements in general. RE is widely used in production of various products, involving all aspects of modern life. From the Toyota Prius hybrid car neodymium, europium and yttrium on the TV to the camera lens of lanthanum, from computer to your iPod music player has a rare earth … … there are indications that the world in every five patents and have a rare earth related. The world production of fiber-optic cable from missile guidance systems to rely on rare earth resources industry, the total value of up to 4.6 trillion. As countries seek to reduce fossil fuel use in the coming decades, rare earth market destined to grow in geometric progression.
“Middle East oil, China has a rare earth.” Deng Xiaoping in 1992, a few words to understand the position of the Chinese Rare Earth power. 97% of the world supply of rare earths from China, China’s rare earth resources in the West worry about over-reliance. U.S. Congress 迈克科夫曼, said: “This strategy is dangerous.” Therefore, China’s rare-earth policy attention on every move, much more was to blame. British “The Independent” article earlier this year said: “In theory, the scarce commodity supply and demand should be controlled by the global free market, however, China is not always comply with these rules, Beijing seems keen to hoard these materials to The need for later. “
they apparently did not see that China’s rare earth production although significant, the price is cabbage price. From 1998 to 2005, China’s export volume of rare earth increased by 10 times the original price is less than Qi Cheng. They did not see large-scale illegal mining of rare earth minerals, environmental pollution in China.
course, standing in the national interests of Western countries accused China of perspective, is understandable. But what is unacceptable is that Why, where there is only allowed, not allowed to hedge the truth. Although the mineral-rich U.S., but they sealed up the oil fields of Alaska prohibit mining; Japan in order to protect their forests, environment, marine, has long been the rare metal resources in reserve as a national long-term strategic plan to implement. It is said that Japan imports a large number of rare and direct accumulation in the seabed, in order to later use.
In this case, the rare earth resources in China to strengthen the purchasing and storage resources to protect and regulate prices, to resist external risks, is imperative. Moreover, from a strategic perspective, China is also concerned about the United States and Europe need not be too unhappy. Because these rare earth metals is China’s own strategic resources, the Chinese people have the right to dispose of their own resources, you serve, the store does not store, is entirely their own thing. (Zhou Zixun author is researcher Pong consulting firm.)
(“Global Times” February 20, 2010 Saturday, 14th edition: International Forum)