Focus topics

EU wants to secure critical raw materials

Sweden’s Energy Minister Ebba Busch and the head of the Kiruna mine after the discovery of large deposits of rare earths.

Together with President Gabriel Boric, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz announced a new raw materials partnership in Chile. The German government hopes for easier access to scarce but important minerals – and thereby also greater independence from China. After all, the supply of many critical raw materials is heavily concentrated in only a handful of countries. For lithium, which is required for the production of EV batteries, Chile is the EU’s largest supplier – ahead of the People’s Republic.

Continue reading now

… and get free access to this Professional Briefing for a month.

Are you already a guest at the China.Table? Log in now


    30 years of ‘socialist market economy’
    Six smaller Babas instead of one big Alibaba
    Agreement on EU anti-coercion instrument
    Jack Ma: from pariah to symbol