Follow CGSP on Social Media

Listen to the CGSP Podcast

Sourcing China-Free EV Battery Metals Will Be on the Agenda at This Week’s U.S., Japan, Philippines Summit

SAUL LOEB / AFP

The Philippines’ large nickel reserves, a key metal used to manufacture electric vehicle batteries, will be high on the agenda at this week’s first-ever summit among the leaders of the U.S., Japan, and the Philippines that will begin on Thursday in Washington, D.C.

The Philippines is the world’s second-largest nickel producer behind Indonesia. However, unlike Indonesia, Chinese mining and processing companies are not as well established in the Philippines. This makes the country particularly attractive to the U.S. and Japan, which are looking to eliminate China from their critical resource supply chains.

  • Get a daily email packed with the latest China-Africa news and analysis.
  • Read exclusive insights on the key trends shaping China-Africa relations.
  • Full access to the News Feed that provides daily updates on Chinese engagement in Africa and throughout the Global South.

China, Africa and the Global South... find out what’s happening.

Subscribe today for unlimited access.

What is The China-Global South Project?

Independent

The China-Global South Project is passionately independent, non-partisan and does not advocate for any country, company or culture.

News

A carefully curated selection of the day’s most important China-Global South stories. Updated 24 hours a day by human editors. No bots, no algorithms.

Analysis

Diverse, often unconventional insights from scholars, analysts, journalists and a variety of stakeholders in the China-Global South discourse.

Networking

A unique professional network of China-Africa scholars, analysts, journalists and other practioners from around the world.