Trump Executive Order Seeks To Combat China's Rare-Earth Minerals Dominance | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Trump Executive Order Seeks To Combat China's Rare-Earth Minerals Dominance

On Wednesday President Trump signed an executive order which declared a "national emergency" in the US mining industry, highlighting America's dangerous overdependence on China for what's known as rare-earth minerals.

China has been widely acknowledged as dominant in the rare-earth minerals market for decades, which includes a group of obscure minerals (typically 17 identified as such) often used in manufacturing anything from advanced electronics like flat screens to even weapons. For example, one of the most sought after - samarium cobalt - is used in precision guided missiles and fighter jets, and advanced communications systems.

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