Nuclear Activism: Limiting the Fallout

Following the success of widespread public protests against a planned uranium processing plant in Jiangmen, Guangdong province last week, Reuters notes that the project’s cancellation hinders Beijing’s nuclear power...

Suspected Chinese Espionage Leads to Two Arrests in U.S.

As accusations of cyber-espionage bounce back and forth between Washington and Beijing, U.S. authorities have arrested two men accused of involvement in more traditional spying. In Hawaii, defense contractor Benjamin Pierce...

China Won’t Forsake North Korea

Tensions between North Korea and China have been on the rise due to the recent nuclear test by Pyongyang. As a result, China has voiced support for the U.N. Security Council’s resolution that would impose tougher sanctions on...

China Nuclear Plans Could Help Stimulus Efforts

Amid plans to defrost China’s nuclear plans, the State Council, China’s Cabinet, has approved of a nuclear safety plan. China had initially suspended nuclear power efforts after Japan’s March 11 nuclear crisis. From Reuters: The...

Nuclear Power and China’s Energy Future

An article in Japan Focus looks at the development and prospects for China’s nuclear power industry in the wake of the Fukushima disaster last year: Prior to Fukushima, China had been pursuing the world’s most ambitious...

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...

In China the Big Nuclear Question is “How Soon”?

Reuters reports on the development of China’s nuclear industry, which doesn’t seem to be fazed by the recent disaster in Japan: Many of the nuclear research institutes across the country are working on advanced...

Living the Worry-free Life in China’s ‘Atomic City’

The Globe and Mail reports from Xihai, the site where China’s first atomic and hydrogen bombs were designed and developed and where the resulting radiation still lingers: The sources of that radiation are likely all around...

U.S. Seeks Details on China-Pakistan Nuclear Deal

From Reuters: The United States was seeking clarification from China on its deal earlier this year to build two new civilian nuclear reactors for Pakistan, the State Department said on Tuesday. “We have asked China to...

China Bolsters US Push for Iran Sanctions

The Financial Times has the latest on the diplomatic efforts to win sanctions against Iran: The US and its western allies achieved a diplomatic breakthrough of sorts on Friday after China joined talks at the United Nations in...

Iran Envoy in China as Sanctions Push Builds

China has changed its tune and agreed to participate in discussions about possible new sanctions against Iran. From Reuters: The United States’ ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, said on Wednesday that her...

Pakistan President Visits China

Al Jazeera reports that Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan’s president, is touring China for his first official visit to secure Chinese investments for his country and possibly discuss nuclear power. Zardari will meet with both Hu...



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