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11/26/2010 03:04 PM EST
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pixies
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re: Toshiba to source rare-earths from Mongolia
pixies   11/30/2010 4:58:02 PM
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Well, so far China can barely handle North Korea, let alone redesigning the world.

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goafrit   11/29/2010 5:26:07 AM
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This is a new dawn and it is telling us the new global redesign as China becomes more influential.

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goafrit   11/29/2010 5:23:42 AM
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Welcome to the new arms race. It will be a tough road as China becomes bigger and more influential in the world. All will be redesigned.

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will99878898   11/29/2010 1:03:30 AM
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I bet same reason as US's alaska oil field. It's dirty and unfriendly to enviorment. US used to dig it's own oil but now prefers imports.

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Dave.Dykstra   11/29/2010 12:17:59 AM
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Some additional diversity in sources is very much welcomed in the industry, and helping Mongolia develop and grow is probably an excellent tactic, especially given their proximity to China.

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eewiz   11/28/2010 7:08:49 PM
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I dont know why China wanted to curb the exports. Many countries lost their confidence in China and They lost the business.

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daleste   11/28/2010 6:51:50 PM
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I agree that we should mine our own minerals in the US first, but the labor cost will more than offset importing from another country. This is the same principle as the outsourcing of many jobs. It's just a business decision.

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yalanand   11/27/2010 5:10:37 AM
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I think companies can no longer rely on any particular country especially china which is acting like big boss in this particular case, and its better to diversify their partnership with other countries as well. What happened to Japans plan of recycling the Rare earth elements ? Is it not yeilding any results ?

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Robotics Developer   11/27/2010 2:26:58 AM
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What a great idea. I wonder how many other countries have similar offerings of rare earth minerals? If I understand correctly, the US has rare earth minerals. I would suggest that the US take advantage of our resources and reopen the mines and start refining/production on our own. This would provide us with the needed materials and needed exports (if enough are here).

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Baolt   11/27/2010 2:23:02 AM
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Mongolians and Japanese have historical bonds. Lots of mongolians are localized in Japan, in Hokkaido island u can meet with them everywhere. Of couse this makes sense to make connection to overcome china. Besides i dont think Toshiba will be willing to add considerable value of Mongolia's future growth. Its all about business. Mongolia is momently 1 of the worlds poorest country. Cheap work power, land Of course for japan good fishing. The real rare-earth source is neither china or mongolia. Its Kazakhistan where almost all periodic table can be found. Who has the superior connection with kazakh authorities?

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