US boosts bid to counter China’s near monopoly of rare minerals

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    They are little known to the general public, but rare earth minerals are literally the foundation stones of modern technology. There is increasing concern among world leaders about China’s virtual monopoly on these materials.

    Al Jazeera’s Rob Reynolds reports.

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