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China opposes Canada’s order on lithium mining investments

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BEIJING — China on Sunday said it will take the necessary steps to safeguard the rights and interests of its companies after Canada last week ordered three Chinese companies to divest their investments in Canadian critical minerals, citing national security.

In a statement, China’s commerce ministry said it urged Canada to stop politicizing economic and trade issues. (Reporting by Ella Cao and Tony Munroe; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)