China is reportedly looking to revive Cold War era nuclear technology in an attempt to find a low-cost and safer alternative energy to power its future weapons. Reports suggest Beijing is investing over $3bn (£2.2bn) on perfecting the “molten salt” nuclear reactor tech that it hopes will run the next-gen drones and warships. The technology, which involves the use of the metal thorium, could also work in China’s favour as the nation is believed to have some of the world’s largest reserves of thorium. China will reportedly build two “molten salt” reactors in the Gobi Desert in the Gansu province.
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