Huge rare earth deposits found in Pacific: Japan experts

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  1. Anonymous

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    Source: Huge rare earth deposits found in Pacific: Japan experts | Reuters

    This will have a serious impact on China as the article itself states recently China has been tightening trade of rare earth minerals, kind of monopoly of market but with this new development it may have some serious impact on the international market. On a side note after polluting land now this finding will also bring more pollution in the oceans.
     
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    How important it is for mans economy, that useless dirt!
     
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    It is pretty important. Don't be surprised if tomorrow you hear that Dolphins have been known to have weapons of mass destruction and some countries want to liberate them :becky: . They are that important.
     
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    The Japanese have already declared war on Whales,Tuna and Dolphins. Apparently what was abundant when Japanese just needed it for just food is now a hard job where they need to go and hunt them to extension so Japans restaurant economy can run even at the cost of food for their future!
     
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    Tshering22 Sikkimese Saber Senior Member

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    This will seriously impact China's bullying of the Japanese. Wonder if this would tone down the trade wars between the two.
     
  7. asianobserve

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    The 30 years painstaking stockpiling and consolidation of the World's rare earth materials by China just went to dust. Bye-bye to China's powerful bullying tool (or so it thought it had)...
     
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    Make that 40 years.
     

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