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Danish media: Greenland’s metals will not be handed over to China

The metals in Greenland subsurface will not be left to Chinese interests, but will be traded freely on the world market, writes Danish broadcaster DR.

Photo: Torben Stroyer

This Wednesday, Greenland’s government and the EU will sign a statement declaring that rare minerals of the Greenlandic subsurface will be traded  on the free market, writes the Danish broadcaster DR.

Today, China controls about 95 percent of the world’s production of rare minerals, which are used in many forms of electronics such as cell phones, wind mills, etc. Seeing as the occurrence of rare minerals in Greenland is among the largest in the world, several governments, intelligence services, and industries of the Western world has tried to avoid China gaining a monopoly on minerals in Greenland.

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