China’s Rare Earth Metals Aren’t the Trade War Weapon Beijing Makes Them Out to Be

China has a stranglehold on rare earth supplies. It could use that to throttle the U.S. That was the thinly-veiled threat President Xi Jinping sent during his first domestic trip since trade negotiations imploded this month. Flanked by his chief negotiator, Vice Premier Liu He, Xi took a tour of a factory in Jiangxi province […]