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Jenik Radon Quoted in Article on Ending the Dependence on Chinese Rare Earths
February 21, 2022

Jenik Radon (Adjunct Professor, School of International and Public Affairs) is quoted in the article “The Complex Road to Ending the Dependence on Chinese Rare Earths (Japan Times).

Jenik Radon, an expert on sustainable natural resource development at Columbia University, said that the recent merger can also be seen as a way by Beijing to cut down on illegal rare earths exports and an opportunity to implement and enforce better environmental standards for the industry, which will invariably result in higher prices.

Photo: The mine in Baiyun Ebo, Inner Mongolia, China, which is the site of almost half the world’s rare earth production. NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS & U.S. / Japan ASTER Science Team via Wikimedia Commons.