China Aims to Play Leading Role in Nuclear Standardization Process

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On Thursday, the State Council published guidelines to advocate China’s independent nuclear standards globally, and increase its role in nuclear standardization throughout multiple stages by 2027, according to Reuters. The council plans to raise nuclear energy output from 38GW to 58GW by the end of next year and reach 300GW ten years later. 

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The plans for nuclear standardization outlined 11 key areas including safety mechanisms, feedback, bilateral cooperation, dynamic management and advancing scientific research. The plan to increase global use of Chinese nuclear technology is already being seen in Bradwell, a city east of London where a Hualong One third-generation reactor is being set up by China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN). China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC), China's other main nuclear project developer also promotes the use of the reactor globally. 

Omar Elmasry