Newsom’s visit underscores electric car reality: China holds the keys to battery industry
When it comes to California’s efforts to tackle climate change, China and California are linked in a critical way: The world’s most populous country processes the vast majority of rare metals needed for electric car batteries.
This week Gov. Gavin Newsom, a Democrat, is touring China with an emphasis on the environment, namely on how California and China can cooperate on climate.
Newsom is the third California governor in a row to make an official trip to China, and he does so at a moment when California is perhaps more heavily...