Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn Credit: Peter Chou Kee Liu/Flickr As countries make the switch to clean energy, governments are paying more attention to the resources they need for the transition. Some Western governments are concerned that the supply chains for many critical minerals have converged in one country: China. China is a major consumer of such minerals, but stands apart in its role in processing raw materials, even those mined far beyond its borders. Thanks to years of planned industry consolidation, a small number of Chinese companies now have an outsized influence over the world’s supply. This week, The Wire looks at China’s role in the production of the ‘neo-commodities’: the resources needed to produce the breadbasket goods of the future, and the key Chinese companies that stand to gain. SOME DEFINITIONS Data: USGS, Chinese Ministry of Natural Resources, European Commission Most of the major powers have their own definition of strategic minerals — also known as critical minerals — reflecting their diffSubscribe or login to read the rest. Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.