Unlike the U.S., China has fewer qualms... where human trafficking .... identified


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Does the author mean that the US has qualms because of the problems of human trafficking and child labor. Unless such problems be solved, the US will not invest in such mines?

Beijing also has less of a firm grasp on production of cobalt, which is rarer. Roughly 60 percent of all cobalt is mined in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which holds half of economically recoverable reserves globally. Likewise, countries in southern and eastern Africaoffer some of the greatest potential for REE extraction. Unlike the U.S., China has fewer qualms about investing in these mines, where human trafficking and child labor have been identified.

-Scientific American

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