This file photo taken on November 20, 2015 shows a front-end loader dropping a load of coal near a coal mine at Datong in northern China's Shanxi province. China must stop building new coal power plants and ramp up its wind and solar capacity if it wants to become carbon neutral by 2060, researchers said on November 20, 2020. Photo: AFP This file photo taken on November 20, 2015 shows a front-end loader dropping a load of coal near a coal mine at Datong in northern China's Shanxi province. China must stop building new coal power plants and ramp up its wind and solar capacity if it wants to become carbon neutral by 2060, researchers said on November 20, 2020. Photo: AFP
This file photo taken on November 20, 2015 shows a front-end loader dropping a load of coal near a coal mine at Datong in northern China's Shanxi province. China must stop building new coal power plants and ramp up its wind and solar capacity if it wants to become carbon neutral by 2060, researchers said on November 20, 2020. Photo: AFP
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Home-grown nuclear power plant a landmark step

  • The Hualong One is not only important in Beijing’s attempts to become less dependent on the West for energy security and critical technology, it is also very significant for President Xi Jinping’s environmental goal of making China carbon neutral by 2060

This file photo taken on November 20, 2015 shows a front-end loader dropping a load of coal near a coal mine at Datong in northern China's Shanxi province. China must stop building new coal power plants and ramp up its wind and solar capacity if it wants to become carbon neutral by 2060, researchers said on November 20, 2020. Photo: AFP This file photo taken on November 20, 2015 shows a front-end loader dropping a load of coal near a coal mine at Datong in northern China's Shanxi province. China must stop building new coal power plants and ramp up its wind and solar capacity if it wants to become carbon neutral by 2060, researchers said on November 20, 2020. Photo: AFP
This file photo taken on November 20, 2015 shows a front-end loader dropping a load of coal near a coal mine at Datong in northern China's Shanxi province. China must stop building new coal power plants and ramp up its wind and solar capacity if it wants to become carbon neutral by 2060, researchers said on November 20, 2020. Photo: AFP
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