China has a plan to restrict the export of rare earth’ to the U.S. if the trade war gets deeper, Bloomberg reported recently. These minerals are vital for the electronics industry and for making artificial magnets, which have many industrial uses.

Rosemary Gibson, the author of ‘ChinaRx — Exposing the Risks of America’s Dependence on China for Medicine’ told Fox Business that the US was too dependent on China for medication. Gibson bluntly said that China’s aim is to disrupt, dominate and displace American companies and harm its ability to make its own medicines.

“In five to ten years we were at risk of losing our generic drug industry because China will use the same playbook and undercut our own producers and drive them out of business,” Gibson said.

The author sounded the alarm bell because China is threatening to weaponize its dominance in mining rare earth minerals against the U.S., amid the ongoing trade war. Moreover, retired Brig. Gen. John Adams told FOX News that China would not hesitate to consider weaponizing its dominance of the pharmaceuticals market.