Keep an eye on these old foes.
"Executives and traders in both countries have said that Chinese customs agents have blocked rare-earth exports since early last week, after a diplomatic dispute over Japan’s detention of a captain of a Chinese fishing trawler in waters claimed by both countries. Japan released the captain Friday."
Source: New York Times
"Rekindle, reignite...it's all the same thing. My prediction on this one was that when the tide lowers, it's easy to pick a fight with an old foe. It usually takes a small spark."
Random Roving, March 8, 2009