Editor's Note

Baotou, the largest industrial city in Inner Mongolia, currently relies on industrial development to boost its economy. The city is now committed to transforming itself into a modern industrial base for the nation, and is showing significant developments in the rare earth sector and also in high-end equipment manufacturing, metallurgy and communication technologies. With abundant rare earth resources, Baotou is fast becoming China's leading supplier and R&D center for rare earth materials, and a national base for deep processing. The city is making strides in the development of its rare earth industry with the Baotou Rare Earth High-Tech Industrial Development Zone serving as its base.