WTO to Probe CN's Rare Earth...
WTO to China's Probe Rare-Earth Policies
By CHUIN-WEI YAP
A laborer works at the site of a rare earth metals mine in Nancheng county, Jiangxi province, China, in March.
Flagging global demand and rising private stockpiles, coming amid worries over China's control over output, have dented international trade in these commodities. Chinese exporters used up only 62% of last year's quota. Industry websites show only a quarter of this year's initial quota has been used so far.