A containment dome is installed at the Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant in Fujian province in 2017. After more than a year without approving any nuclear projects, China is again turning to the controversial technology. Photo: Xinhua A containment dome is installed at the Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant in Fujian province in 2017. After more than a year without approving any nuclear projects, China is again turning to the controversial technology. Photo: Xinhua
A containment dome is installed at the Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant in Fujian province in 2017. After more than a year without approving any nuclear projects, China is again turning to the controversial technology. Photo: Xinhua
China economy

China’s cabinet approves two new nuclear power plants in push to boost economy, cut pollution

  • After three nuclear plants were approved in June 2019, government approvals had ground to a halt until this week
  • The pandemic, mounting tensions with the United States and a determination to cut reliance on fossil fuels have provided new impetuses for China to approve more nuclear reactors

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A containment dome is installed at the Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant in Fujian province in 2017. After more than a year without approving any nuclear projects, China is again turning to the controversial technology. Photo: Xinhua A containment dome is installed at the Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant in Fujian province in 2017. After more than a year without approving any nuclear projects, China is again turning to the controversial technology. Photo: Xinhua
A containment dome is installed at the Fuqing Nuclear Power Plant in Fujian province in 2017. After more than a year without approving any nuclear projects, China is again turning to the controversial technology. Photo: Xinhua
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