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Politically induced scarcity leading to innovation

Posted on October 25th, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

Rare earth metals are needed to make many high-tech products, including smartphones, wind turbines, laptops and electric cars. Though 65% of the world’s reserves are located outside of China, currently China supplies more than 93% of the world’s rare earth elements, Continue reading “Politically induced scarcity leading to innovation” »

China Boosts Innovation with Regulatory Measures

Posted on April 22nd, 2016 by in Chemical R&D

While the effects that environmental regulations can have on local economies are often a subject of controversy in Western countries, China has been none too shy about using its regulations to actively influence economic developments. Continue reading “China Boosts Innovation with Regulatory Measures” »