Critical Minerals

Total 31 Posts

WTO Dispute on Indonesian Nickel Export Restrictions Has Tie to Chinese Investment

An EU-Indonesia WTO dispute over Indonesian export restrictions on nickel ore has a close connection to Chinese investment in the Indonesian nickel processing sector. A recent statement by the Indonesian President suggests Indonesia is likely to lose the WTO litigation, but even so, their goal with the policy seems to

Prospects for Chinese Lithium Mining in Chile

Chile has long been considered a relatively free market-oriented bastion in South America, with more openness to foreign investment and trade than most countries on the continent. In recent years, though, there have been rising protests from the left against existing economic policies, with concerns raised about inequality and unfairness.

Prospects for Chinese Mining of Lithium in Mexico

The Mexican government is moving towards more state involvement in the mining of its natural resources, including lithium. This policy shift will have implications for Chinese companies that have signed lithium mining contracts in Mexico.

Prospects for Chinese Mining of Lithium in Afghanistan

After the United States withdrew its armed forces from Afghanistan, there was speculation that China might try to exert its influence there, both politically and economically. In terms of the economy, one sector with potential was the mining of critical minerals, and one key mineral was lithium, which is important

Ganfeng Plans to Buy Lithium Mining Company in Argentina

Chinese lithium giant Ganfeng Lithium announced that it plans to acquire Argentina-based mining company Lithea Inc.

Commerce Secretary Raimondo Testimony to House of Representatives Touches on Various China Trade Issues

Following up on her Senate testimony yesterday, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo responded to a number of questions related to China trade issues at a House of Representatives hearing today, including on critical minerals, an anti-circumvention inquiry related to Chinese solar panels, and outbound investment screening.

Australia-U.S. Cooperation To Counter China on Critical Minerals Moves Forward

During a recent trip by Australian trade minister Dan Tehan to meet with his U.S. counterparts, Australia and the United States moved forward with plans that some commentators have characterized as designed to "counter China" on critical minerals.
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