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China under pressure over raw material exports

China under pressure over raw material exports
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The EU, US and Japan have asked the World Trade Organisation to rule on a dispute with China over Beijing’s restrictions on exports of raw materials.

Some of the minerals concerned rare earth elements crucial to major industries, especially electronics.

The EU says the restrictions violate international trade rules and must be removed.

China accounts for around 97 percent of world output of rare earth metals.

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