China’s plans to process spent nuclear fuel into plutonium that could be used in weapons is drawing concern from the U.S. that Beijing is heightening the risk of nuclear proliferation.
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China General Nuclear (CGN) has announced a 12.3% increase in revenue in 2015 to CNY 23.3 billion ($3.6 billion), while profits increased 6.5% to CNY 6.6 billion ($1.0 billion) compared with 2014.
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China’s two biggest state-owned nuclear power operators announced a joint venture to export the country’s third-generation nuclear power reactors internationally. A ceremony took place Thursday morning in Beijing at Hualong International Nuclear Power Technology Co.’s new headquarters, China General Nuclear Power Corp. said in an e-mailed statement. The company is an equal joint venture between CGN and China National Nuclear Corp. to develop and export the home-grown Hualong One reactor overseas, it said.
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The United States and China are deepening nuclear security cooperation, with new technical collaborations and the expected participation of Chinese President Xi Jinping at the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, D.C., later this month, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said Thursday. Moniz also addressed U.S. work with China on implementing the recent Iran nuclear pact. Moniz met with reporters in Beijing between talks with Chinese counterparts on nuclear security and climate change. The agency signed an agreement this week to broaden an established program through which the United States provides China with training and technology to detect “illicit movements, smuggling of nuclear materials and logical sources.” The two powers share an interest in preventing global smuggling of nuclear materials, he said, and have taken tangible steps to work together in combatting the threat.
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