China Denies Blocking Key Exports To Japan

Law360, New York (September 23, 2010, 3:31 PM EDT) -- China's trade ministry has reportedly denied it has blocked exports of key earth minerals to Japan over the country's decision to hold a Chinese boat captain.

The New York Times reported late Wednesday that the Chinese government barred exports of the minerals — used to make a variety of electronics, including hybrid vehicles, computers and wind turbines — after Japan refused to release the Chinese fishing trawler captain whose ship ran into two Japanese coast guard boats in waters whose ownership the two nations have long...
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