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Nuclear Proliferation

Expansion of Daya Bay's emergency zone ruled out

Even the most serious incident at Guangdong's Daya Bay nuclear power station will have a direct impact on only a tiny number of Hongkongers, emergency planning officials insist, as they rule out expanding the emergency planning zone beyond a 20-kilometre radius from the p

Wednesday, 7 March, 2012, 12:00am

Serving science and China

This month, scientists at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the global governing body for nuclear energy, finished compiling a 12-point action plan for how to prevent future leaks from nuclear power plants in post-earthquake Japan.

20 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Atomic report puts Iran on the spot

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.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Transfer of nuclear technology a time bomb

The panic button on Iran is being pressed again. A report by the UN's nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), suggests that Iran has taken more significant steps towards developing a nuclear weapon. At the same time, the warnings from Israel are coming thick and fast, reminding us that, if necessary, it will bomb Iran's nuclear research facilities.

11 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Talking points

Our editors will be looking ahead today to these developing stories ...

Bruised in election, People Power meet the media

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

US punishes firms over Iran deals

The United States has imposed sanctions on three Chinese companies and one Chinese individual for transferring equipment or technology that could make material contributions to the development of weapons of mass destruction or missile programmes, primarily in Iran.

26 May 2011 - 12:00am

nuclear energy vs weapons

Reading comprehension

Answer the following questions:

1 Where can uranium be found?

a. in the sea

b. in the ground

c. in plants

2 What per cent of uranium needs to be enriched to make a nuclear bomb?

a. 45%

b. 89%

c. 90%

11 Feb 2010 - 12:00am

Set an example on nuclear disarmament

Speaking in Moscow last week, US President Barack Obama was the very soul of reasonableness. The US and Russia must co-operate to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons, he said, while keeping the goal of a world without nuclear weapons always in sight: 'America is committed to stopping nuclear proliferation, and ultimately seeking a world without nuclear weapons.'

13 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Sacking of three professors raises doubts about academic integrity

The sacking of three academics over dubious research at the prestigious Zhejiang University has escalated concerns within the research community about the credibility of mainland academics.

17 Mar 2009 - 12:00am



by Adrian Levy and Catherine Scott-Clark

Atlantic Books, HK$135

21 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

True security

With the eyes of the world on China during the Olympics, it is time to take a hard look at the China debate in the United States. It is troubling: the discussion is dominated by alarmist rhetoric and outdated ideas that risk driving both sides into a new cold war.

15 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Atomic kitten

The nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty aims to stop the spread of atomic weapons. Yet the organisation set up to police its provisions, the International Atomic Energy Agency, is having an uphill struggle carrying out this task. Syria is proving evasive on inspections of facilities which Israel and the US claim are being used to produce nuclear weapons.

6 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Keeping on the right side of the bear and the eagle

Beijing and Moscow are growing ever closer. The trend began under Vladimir Putin and it looks set to continue under his protege, new Russian President Dmitry Medvedev. As Mr Medvedev stressed yesterday on a visit to China, the alliance is a strong one. But there are some simmering tensions in the relationship that make it subject to sudden change.

25 May 2008 - 12:00am

Iran's nuclear weapons: evidence to the contrary

Former Israeli defence minister Shaul Mofaz is not a fan of Mohamed ElBaradei, head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). In fact, he wants him fired.

19 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

India stares a nuclear disaster in the face

A nuclear agreement that was to have been emblematic of new strategic relations between the US and India appears to be falling apart, with serious consequence all around.

29 Oct 2007 - 12:00am