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Xi Jinping’s Visit to a Chinese Magnet Factory Hints at his Plan to Cripple U.S Tech and Defense Giants




Chinese President, Xi Jinping has been planning to give a befitting reply to the US president’s step to raise tariffs to 25% on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods imports. Xi Jinping, along with its vice Premier Liu He, visited the factory of JL MAG Rare-Earth in Ganzhou city in eastern China. He inquired about the production process as well as the operations at JL MAG Rare-Earth, which specializes in magnetic rare-earth elements.

China, which is the highest producer of rare-earth elements, accounts for supplying about 90% of global production to the world. And the US has been dependent on the country for 80% of rare earth imports. There are many magnet companies in China which have been popular for supplying radial ring magnets and also custom magnets bulk orders. The US president Donal Trump raised the tariff on $200 billion Chinese imports from 10% to 25%. However, he didn’t impose any tariff on Chinese imports of rare-earth metals as the US depends on Chinese rare-earth elements industry for its tech and defense giants. Post Donald Trump’s move to raise the tariff, this is Xi Jinping’s first visit to JL MAG Rare-Earth factory.

Xi Jinping’s visit to the country’s rare-earths hints that the Chinese President is planning to give a setback to the US president by crippling the US tech and military giants. The year-long trade war between the US and China is the reason for Xi Jinping’s this move. About 17 rare metals which Chinese produce contribute to the development of the US’s tech, manufacturing, and military sector. All these rare earth metals including magnets are used in the production of a variety of products in the US. Some of the products are batteries, flame retardants, smartphones, electric cars, fighter jets, and so on.

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Top Road Trip Destinations in Canada




Did you know that 1.93 million Americans traveled to Canada in 2020? That number was down year-over-year due to COVID-related travel restrictions. 

While some Americans visit the Great White North via plane, others prefer road trips. It can be fun to plan an itinerary, book a hotel, pack the luggage, load your family into the car, and head to the border. But if a road trip to Canada is in the plans for you and yours this summer, what Canadian destinations are worth the potentially thousands of miles of driving? Keep reading to learn about the top road trip destinations in Canada.

Grasslands National Park in Saskatchewan

Grasslands National Park is one of Canada’s 44 national parks and park reserves. Whether you’re an earlier bird or a night owl, the national park in Southern Saskatchewan provides an ideal prairie landscape. It’s the perfect place to unwind, immerse yourself in nature, and recalibrate your life.

Enjoy the great outdoors on a campsite, or take part in hiking adventures by exploring trails. The solitude and breathtaking beauty of this national park will leave you in awe. Make time for the Ecotour Scenic Drive. It’s about 20 km (around 12.5 miles) long and will take one to three hours to complete depending on your pace. 

Toronto to Stratford, Ontario

If there’s one Canadian city most Americans have heard of, it’s Toronto. Toronto, the capital of Ontario, is the fourth largest city on the continent. It’s also home to the only authentic castle in North America. Casa Loma, located in midtown Toronto, is worth the visit. So, too, is the CN Tower, which is the biggest free-standing structure in the Western Hemisphere. The city also has citizens representing 200+ ethnic groups. 

While there’s plenty to see and do in Toronto, why stop there? It’s a good idea to include a Toronto-to-Stratford excursion while on your road trip to Canada. You must travel 150 km (about 93 miles ) west to get to Stratford. You’ll see Victorian architecture and get to take in the live theater. Most Americans probably haven’t heard of Stratford before. But when you come for a visit, there’s a good possibility you won’t ever forget it.

North Cape Coastal Drive, Prince Edward Island

If you haven’t ever taken a road trip to Prince Edward Island, you don’t know what you’re missing. It’s Canada’s smallest province, but it sure offers a boatload of fun. Are you a foodie or do you like to indulge in the local cuisine when traveling? Check out the western peninsula. You can delight your tastebuds with the range of food available. 

Make time to visit the Canadian Potato Museum in the province. After taking in the sites and attractions at the museum, enjoy a meal at the onsite PEI Potato Country Kitchen. The menu has items like the chili topped baked potato, which features a baked potato, homemade chili, and cheese. Meanwhile, the pulled pork potato features a baked potato topped with pulled pork, cheese, and sour cream on the side. That’s just a sampling, and all baked potato dishes are served with fresh-cut, homemade chips.

If you’re intersted in a U.S. to Canada road trip this year, the options above will give you some ideas. The sky’s the limit since there’s so much to see and do. 

You’ll want to ensure your vehicle is in good working order to avoid breakdowns. You’ll also want to stay alert on the road since you’ll be traveling a lot of miles and spending hours behind the wheel of your car. 

If you get into an accident, you must know what to do. In addition to reporting the accident, calling your insurer, and possibly even booking a rental car to complete your road trip, you’ll want to contact a personal injury lawyer if anyone is injured. 

No one wants to consider accidents or injuries when on a road trip. But it’s best to hope for the best while being prepared for the worst. You’ll enjoy the journey and the destination a lot more when you’ve done everything possible to prepare for any possible issues.

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