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Iron Promise

Iron ore is an unassuming rock, but it's processed into steel, the scaffolding of the modern world. China has long been reliant on Australia for this...

Crisis of Confidence

Brands have long relied on social auditing companies to monitor their supply chains in China. But between the industry’s own flaws and a changing political...

Solar Suppliers

A look at the current leaders of the solar manufacturing race: who they are, how they got so big, and their prospects of staying at...

The Chip Champion?

Determined to keep China locked out of the chip supply chain, the U.S. government is doubling down on efforts to reshore advanced semiconductor manufacturing. But...

The Nickel Empire

After fluctuations in the nickel market caused Xiang Guangda to lose $8 billion, we take a look at his other big bets.