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China’s brutal ‘tit-for-tat’ move

China’s brutal ‘tit-for-tat’ move

China this week blocked exports of two vital minerals used in computer chips and hi-tech products – triggering a global rush to source alternate supplies. And Australia’s already positioning itself to secure a slice of the resulting “friend-shoring” market. A leading Communist Party trade official declared the restrictions on gallium and germanium products were “just...