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Rare Earth metal dilemma

 


Hopefully, when American and Chinese leaders meet to resolve trade differences, talks won’t break down and result in a new round of tariffs or product restrictions. It is in both nations’ interests for presidents Trump and Xi Jinping to find common ground.

Our state has lots riding on those negotiations. The Brookings Institute points out that Washington would be “the worst off” of any state, because 154,000 people are employed in industries that would be affected by new Chinese countermeasures.

Especially troublesome is that the Chinese indicated they may cut off exports of rare e...



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