Daily Archives: September 23, 2010

China Denies Halting Rare-Earth Exports to Japan

SHANGHAI—China said it hasn’t limited export of rare-earth elements to Japan, denying a report that it had halted exports of the materials to its neighbor as retaliation in a territorial dispute. “China doesn’t block rare earth exports to Japan,” Chen Rongkai, a spokesman for China’s Ministry of Commerce, said Thursday. […]

Amid Tension, China Blocks Vital Exports to Japan

Keith Bradsher, The New York Times HONG KONG — Sharply raising the stakes in a dispute over Japan’s detention of a Chinese fishing trawler captain, the Chinese government has blocked exports to Japan of a crucial category of minerals used in products like hybrid cars, wind turbines and guided missiles. Chinese […]