nuclear energy

China Recharges Nuclear Power Ambitions

After defrosting its nuclear plans earlier this year, and amid ongoing questions over its safety in the aftermath of Japan’s Fukushima disaster last year, a nuclear official predicted on Wednesday that...

China’s Nuclear Plant on Track

Following the Japan earthquake and nuclear crisis, China had suspended plans for nuclear energy until a new draft for nuclear safety was approved. There are now reports that China will launch a third generation of nuclear plants...

China, Taiwan Reach Agreement on Nuclear Safety

In the wake of the March earthquake, tsunami and subsequent nuclear scare in Fukushima, China and Taiwan signed a nuclear power safety agreement on Thursday to establish a framework for cross-Strait transparency and...

China’s Nuclear-Power Chief: A Spy?

Revelations from a top-ranking Chinese general appear to reveal that the head of China’s nuclear-power program, Kang Rixin, was a spy. From the New Yorker: When Kang Rixin, the head of China’s nuclear-power program, was...

China Still Committed to Nuclear Power

As a result of the nuclear meltdown in Japan, China had suspended its new nuclear projects. (Read about that here.) Despite this, Damien Ma believes China remains as committed to nuclear power as ever. From The Atlantic: The...

China On Alert Against Quake Radiation Leaks

Benjamin Kang Lim reports for the Reuters, via thestars.com: China is on precautionary alert against possible radiation leaks from the deadliest earthquake to hit the country in three decades, according to government website...

China’s Nuclear Gambit

From China Brief: Economic factors are clearly driving Chinese interest in strengthening their country’s underdeveloped nuclear energy sector. At present, China’s 11 operating nuclear reactors produce less than 2 percent of the...

Work Starts on Nuclear Power Plant

China Daily reports that construction of a nuclear power station began on Monday in Fujian province. The plant is estimated to cost $7.1 billion for four nuclear reactors. They expect the first nuclear reactor to be put into...

China Deal Gives Lift to Revival of Fission – John Tagliabue

The New York Times interviews Anne Lauvergeon, CEO of France’s nuclear energy giant Areva, about the recent deal struck with China, the largest in the industry’s history: The agreement will bring both technology and much-needed energy to China, which has the world’s fastest-growing appetite for energy. But the deal could prove an even greater boon […]

China is finding it hard to get enough uranium to fuel nuclear plants – Reuters

From International Herald Tribune: China is finding it hard to obtain enough uranium to fuel the nuclear power reactors it plans to build, according to the country’s top energy official. The comments by Chen Deming, a vice chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, came just months after China signed a deal with Australia […]

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