Rare Earth Elements, China, and 2012

Neodymium Magnet on a Hard Drive


The world is starting to wake up to the fact that China controls 95% or so of the “rare earth elements” and that it may need all it produces by 2012:

China ups rare earth reserve

Financial Times – Feb 12, 2010

China’s leading producer of rare earth metals has been given government approval to build a strategic reserve, exacerbating concerns that Beijing is tightening its grip on the valuable minerals, needed to produce green and high-technology products.

China supplies about 95 per cent of the global market for rare earths… http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/fe51dd3c-1775-11df-87f6-00144feab49a.html

Concern as China clamps down on rare earth exports

Neodymium is one of 17 metals crucial to green technology. There’s only one snag – China produces 97% of the world’s supply. And they’re not selling

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/concern-as-china-clamps-down-on-rare-earth-exports-1855387.htmlOur Secret War With China

HoweStreet – Feb 11, 2010…

Congress…passed the Rare Earth Supply-Chain Technology and Resources Transformation Act of 2009 (RESTART). Here is a summary of their findings:

  • Many modern defense technologies cannot be built without REEs.
  • Significant quantities of REEs are used in the production of green technologies that support reduced dependence on foreign oil.
  • The U.S. depends nearly 100% upon imports for REEs.
  • More than 95% of REEs for world consumption comes from China.
  • China’s ability and willingness to export REEs is eroding.
  • Pending Chinese legislation proposes an immediate ban on the five “heavy” REEs and a restriction on the export of all the other light REEs to a level well below Japan’s 2008 demand alone.
  • The U.S. has no active heavy group rare earth production capabilities. Nor does the U.S. maintain a strategic reserve of REEs…

Australia has some of the richest rare earth deposits outside of China. South Africa used to produce a large quantity of REEs. As prices go up, you can expect many of those old mines to be reopened.

While U.S. production is virtually zero, a mine in California is set to reopen in 2012. And expect more mines to be opened domestically. http://www.howestreet.com/articles/index.php?article_id=12449

As the above article shows, rare earth elements do exist elsewhere, but if most of the world cannot get what they would normally need, some will have to do without.  As I mentioned last year (see China’s Rare Earth Power), this could significantly affect the balance of power in the world.  But it also may direct groups such as the Europeans to attempt to develop weaponry that is less dependent upon these rare earth metals.

And while it would seem that the shift would result in China becoming the dominant power (which appears to be the plan of China’s government), biblical prophecy points to Europe as the end-time “Beast” power (Europe will also likely have access to REEs from Greenland).   While REEs are very important, European technologies, such as those expected to come from the Large Hadron Collider (see Antimatter, CERN’s Collider, and Military Applications) will likely keep Europe militarily and perhaps even economically ahead of China.   The same, however, cannot be said of the USA and its Anglo-allies.

A new order is developing in the world and the USA will NOT remain on top according to biblical prophecy, which seems to be confirmed by world events on a nearly daily basis.

Some articles of possibly related interest may include:

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Europa, the Beast, and Revelation Where did Europe get its name? What might Europe have to do with the Book of Revelation? What about “the Beast”? What is ahead for Europe?
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