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What will the US defense industry do when China cuts off rare earth supplies? | Defense News
Source: Jeffrey Cleghorn

What will the US defense industry do when China cuts off rare earth supplies? | Defense News

On June 17, Chinese state-controlled media again threatened disruption of rare earth supplies to the United States — this time targeting U.S. defense contractors. The astonishing threat noted that “military equipment firms in the United States will likely have their supply of Chinese rare earths restricted” and follows calls just weeks ago to shut off rare earth supplies to the United States.

The latest comments follow a meeting of China’s state economic planner, the National Development and Reform Commission, or NDRC, which announced the study and formulation of new export controls to go into effect “as soon as possible.” These controls differ from previous embargo and boycott threats by singling out U.S. defense manufacturers, along with contractors that refuse to do business with Huawei.

Source: What will the US defense industry do when China cuts off rare earth supplies? | Defense News

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