A visit to see rare earths in Ganzhou, China’s Jiangxi Province

Source: Global Times Published: 2019/5/31 23:05:19

Highlights: Ganzhou, a major rare-earth production area in China, is a strategic asset that could be weaponized in a trade war. Ganzhou is home to a complete industrial chain of rare-earth metals, as our reporter learned in a visit to this city in Jiangxi Province. (Photos: Li Hao/GT)

  • Rare-earth materials are smelted at the Fortune Electronic Company in Ganzhou on Friday. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Magnets products are polished at the Fortune plant in Ganzhou. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Workers pressure rare-earth powder into shapes at the Fortune factory. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • An attractive collection of polished magnets at the Fortune factory. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Workers pack rare-earth powder at the Fortune factory. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • A worker packs rare-earth powder at the Fortune plant. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Workers pile pressure onto rare-earth powder at the Fortune factory. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Magnetic products are polished at the Fortune plant. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Inspectors check the magnets for quality and shape at the Fortune factory. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Inspectors check the magnets for quality and shape at the Fortune factory. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • A worker inspects the quality and shape of magnets at the Fortune factory. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • An employee of the Fortune presents autofocus camera parts that use magnets (left) and magnetic products (right). Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • A worker manages a rare-earth solution at the Youli Science and Technology Development Company in Ganzhou on Friday. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Workers move rare earths at the Youli Science and Technology Development Company plant in Ganzhou on Friday. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • A worker passes a calcination machine at the Youli Science and Technology Development Company on Friday. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • A worker mixes rare earths at the factory of the Youli Science and Technology Development Company on Friday. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • A worker checks the equipment at the Youli Science and Technology Development Company in Ganzhou on Friday. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • A worker controls calcination into rare earth oxides at the factory of Youli Science and Technology Development Company on Friday. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • A worker checks the factory on Friday. Photo: Li Hao/GT

  • Workers clean separation chambers at the factory on Friday. Photo: Li Hao/GT






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