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China Gloats F-35 Waiver Exposes U.S. ‘Dependence on Chinese Rare-Earth Products’

China’s state-run Global Times on Sunday gloated that a waiver from the U.S. government to take delivery on F-35 fighter jets exposed America’s “dependence on Chinese rare-earth products” and demonstrated that China can bring the U.S. military to heel whenever it wishes by choosing to “limit the export of such strategic resources to safeguard its national security.”

SINGAPORE - FEBRUARY 09: A United States Air Force F-35B Lightning II fighter jetÊperforms an aerial display during the Singapore Airshow media preview on February 9, 2020 in Singapore. (Photo by Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images)