China to curb exports of some graphite used for battery production

World Economy

The Chinese government said Friday it will impose export controls in December on some types of graphite, a material used to produce lithium-ion batteries for electric vehicles, among other items, to protect its “national security and interests.”

The announcement, based on a law prohibiting the shipment of advanced technologies and products that could be diverted to military use, followed the United States’ move earlier this week to tighten controls on cutting-edge semiconductor exports to China.

China is the world’s largest producer and exporter of graphite. The Commerce Ministry said the meas...

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