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Nuclear Technology

Work resumes on Shidao Bay nuclear plant which will be China's largest

Work has resumed on a "fourth generation" nuclear power plant, suspended after the 2011 Fukushima disaster, which will be China's biggest nuclear facility.

Sunday, 6 January, 2013, 4:46am

Zero-risk incident at Guangdong's Ling Ao nuclear plant, but greens seek the cause

In its third operational problem this year, a Guangdong nuclear reactor's radiation sensors had been failing to pass on information to the plant's control room properly, the plant's operator revealed yesterday.

15 Aug 2012 - 3:47am

U-turn on nuclear arms will only lead Japan to ruin

In Hiroshima, in early August, the sun is so strong and bright that it fries the sky a shimmering white that hurts your eyes if you stay out too long.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:27pm

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Group meets police on national education protest

24 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Guam is showcase for U.S. 'pivot'

For all the heated talk of the US military's strategic 'pivot' to the region, the scene in Guam's Apra Harbour over recent days is a reminder that the shift has been well under way for some time.

17 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Openness crucial to nuclear safety

China has no alternative but to develop nuclear power to pick up more of the energy load to drive rapid economic growth. But in addition to coping with the risks of nuclear energy, there is the matter of perception. Nuclear energy must be seen to be safe if the public is to have confidence in the country's nuclear power programme.

13 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Daya Bay beefs up safety measures

The operator of the Daya Bay nuclear power station is completing the steps needed to strengthen its ability to cope with a natural disaster, its general manager says.

The station, just 50 kilometres north of urban Hong Kong, has been the focus of the concern in the city since the devastating earthquake and tsunami that sparked nuclear catastrophe at Fukushima, Japan.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Approval of safety plan indicates end to hiatus on new nuclear plants

Beijing has approved a five-year safety plan for its nuclear facilities following a year-long inspection in the wake of Japan's nuclear disaster last year, prompting speculation that the central government may soon lift its moratorium on atomic power plant approvals.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

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Guantanamo trial starts for 9/11 accused

5 May 2012 - 12:00am

India's missile test raises the stakes

India's successful test of a missile capable of nuclear strikes on Beijing and Shanghai and deep into Europe has hardly raised pulses anywhere - except in India, which increasingly views its neighbour China as a greater long-range strategic threat than its arch-rival Pakistan.

20 Apr 2012 - 12:00am