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  1. China sets the bar high with new-found duties

    Posted Mar 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... But it is the decision to suspend approvals for new nuclear power plants and the State Council's announcement of a review of its atomic energy policy that are perhaps the most striking. When Japan's ... of China's nuclear programme were unprecedented shows of concern, unexpectedly prompt and impressive in scale. These are praiseworthy decisions, ones we are unused to from officials who have a patchy ...

  2. Essential quake viewing

    Posted May 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... surrounding the 9.0 magnitude quake, the biggest to strike Japan in 140 years, and the deadly aftermath that crippled the nation. The programme features exclusive footage, first-person accounts and analysis by experts. It will be followed by Emergency in Fukushima, tracing the dramatic struggle to avert a full nuclear meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Megaquake premieres ...

  3. Atomic energy strategy under a cloud

    Posted Mar 18th 2011, 12:00am by Shi Jiangtao

    ... accidents strike. 'We must consider the limit of human abilities when talking about nuclear safety,' he says. Zhang Guobao, a former director of the National Energy Administration, said ... Shi Jiangtao in Beijing Beijing's decision to suspend approvals for new nuclear plants and launch a comprehensive safety review of existing facilities and those under construction ...

  4. Talking points

    Posted Nov 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... coastguard's arrest of the captain of a Chinese fishing boat that allegedly intruded into Japanese territorial waters seems to have cast a shadow over the preparatory meeting. Nuclear watchdog's report focuses on Iranian arms A new report from the UN atomic watchdog this week would provide fresh evidence of Iran's nuclear weapons drive, diplomats said as Israel stoked speculation ...

  5. PLA completes checks on nuclear facilities

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ed Zhang The People's Liberation Army has completed emergency check-ups on all the nation's military nuclear facilities in the wake of Japan's crisis, senior officers said in Beijing yesterday. Defence Ministry spokesman Senior Colonel Geng Yansheng said the PLA's newly established nuclear crisis control unit was ready to tackle any nuclear danger. The comments ...

  6. Undue worry over China's nuclear policy

    Posted Feb 28th 2011, 12:00am by Jonathan Power

    ... In October 1964, China exploded its first nuclear weapon. Then China went on to build a small, unsophisticated and highly vulnerable nuclear armoury. For more than three decades, its modernisation ... Mao Zedong wanted and, after him, Deng Xiaoping. Both thought there were better things to do with China's money. Both viewed nuclear weapons as tools for deterring an attack ...

  7. Atomic report puts Iran on the spot

    Posted Nov 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... A crunch time has come for Iran with the International Atomic Energy Agency's latest report on its nuclear programme. The assertion that there is a military dimension to Tehran's development goes further than previous assessments, raising the spectre as never before of air strikes on suspected facilities by arch-rivals Israel or the US. That may seem the remotest ...

  8. Talking points

    Posted Aug 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... lines despite five months of Nato air strikes on Gaddafi's military. UN chief tours Japan's nuclear disaster zone UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon will meet some of the 85,000 people evacuated to shelters from areas around the Fukushima nuclear plant after what has become the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl 25 years ago. He arrived in Japan yesterday and was due to visit ...

  9. Experiments at Daya Bay shed light on antimatter

    Posted Aug 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... between matter and antimatter exists. How a detector works The detectors will measure the neutrinos produced by nuclear reactions. When a neutrino strikes the liquid scintillator, a flash of light ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com In an attempt to understand the origins of matter, Chinese and US scientists have begun a multimillion-dollar collaboration at the Daya Bay nuclear facility, ...

  10. Nuclear power never worth the risks

    Posted Sep 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... The nuclear crisis in Japan has caused widespread public concern. Workers at the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant are still battling with radioactive leaks and contamination. Reactors went into nuclear meltdown after a tsunami hit the plant on March 11 and cooling systems failed. Working in nuclear plants will always pose a risk. It must be very stressful to work in such places knowing ...




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