Delving Deeper into the Rare Earth Crisis

If you have been keeping a tab on international news blogs in the past week, you would have most likely come across the term ‘Rare earth Crisis’ and the torrent of discussions surrounding it. If you haven’t, then this blog is intended to de-mystify those words for you and bring out their relevance to India today. What exactly is this ‘Rare earth crisis’? The term entered newspaper parlance way back in 2010. A Chinese fishing trawler rammed a Japanese Coastguard ship in a territorial dispute. In retaliation, the Japanese navy seized the boat’s captain. Two weeks later China hit back …

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