Britain’s main opposition party leader Jeremy Corbyn said Sunday that a Labour government would seek to strengthen ties with China. In an exclusive interview with Xinhua, Corbyn also said a Labour government would continue to back plans for a China-funded nuclear power plant at Hinkley Point. “Labour supports nuclear power as an important part of a low carbon energy mix and would continue to support the construction of Hinkley C,” he said. Construction is underway on the main part of the nuclear power project in Britain funded partly by Chinese investment. It will be the first new nuclear power plant in Britain for more than 20 years. As a flagship project of China-Britain cooperation, Hinkley Point C is co-invested by a Chinese consortium led by China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) and French state-owned power giant EDF, with the Chinese side holding a one-third stake in the project.
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