China's first nuclear power unit using Hualong One technology, a domestically developed third-generation reactor design, was connected to the grid early on Friday. Photo: Xinhua
China's first nuclear power unit using Hualong One technology, a domestically developed third-generation reactor design, was connected to the grid early on Friday. Photo: Xinhua

China powers up Hualong One, the first Chinese-developed nuclear reactor

  • Further tests needed but plant expected to go into commercial use by the end of the year
  • Milestone comes as Beijing tries to reduce country’s reliance on foreign technology and meet carbon targets

Topic |   China society
China's first nuclear power unit using Hualong One technology, a domestically developed third-generation reactor design, was connected to the grid early on Friday. Photo: Xinhua
China's first nuclear power unit using Hualong One technology, a domestically developed third-generation reactor design, was connected to the grid early on Friday. Photo: Xinhua
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