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Interview: Possible outcomes of negotiations on rare earths dispute

04-26-2012 08:02 BJT Special Report:Rare earth restriction |

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The global trade dispute over China's rare earth exports is ongoing. China is in negotiations with the US, EU and Japan in Geneva on Wednesday, over export restrictions. It comes after the three economic blocks appealed to the WTO in March, claiming China’s restrictions are in violation of WTO rules. Full Story>>

For more insight on China's rare earth industry, we're joined in the studio by Professor Liu Baocheng, Dean of the Center for International Business Ethics, at the University of International Business and Economics.

Q1: Do you think these countries can reach some sort of agreement in Geneva?

Q2: The world is clearly very dependent on natural resources. Rare earths are just one example. Disputes aside, we have to admit that they are scarce. Do you think there will be a long-term plan involving all countries coming together to better use these resources?


Editor:Bai Yang |Source: CNTV.CN

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