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Cheap Chinese aluminum threatens US national security

The US is now down to just one domestic manufacturer of a critical material used to make jets and armoured vehicles

China produces more than half the world's supply of aluminium, resulting in oversupply that extends to steel, cement, solar panels and glass. But many factories are subsidised by the state to stave off joblessness and potential unrest.


CHEAP Chinese steel has upset US steel producers for years, as Chinese manufacturers have unloaded excess capacity on world markets at unbeatably low prices. The Trump administration has even invoked the supposed threat to national security from cheap imports to threaten trade...

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