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CNNC Promotes High-Quality Nuclear Power Development Via International Cooperation

Updated: November 23, 2022

China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) held a forum themed "Atoms for Future" on Nov 6 at the fifth China International Import Expo, intending to promote innovative cooperation on building a high-quality nuclear power industry.

Experts from home and abroad discussed the future of nuclear power, nuclear technology and its application and international cooperation on nuclear power technology at the forum.

It was announced that a plan for development of a net zero-carbon future town has been approved by the Zhejiang Provincial Development and Reform Commission, which once constructed will be China's first nuclear power-based high-quality net zero-carbon development demonstration zone.

The project is a result of CNNC's efforts to support the country's "dual carbon" goals of peaking carbon dioxide by 2030 and achieving carbon neutrality by 2060. It will be a platform for setting international standards, driving technological upgrading and building zero-carbon comprehensive energy supply.


Sanmen Nuclear Power Company Ltd., a subsidiary of China National Nuclear Corporation, signs a contract with Westinghouse Electric Company LLC on Nov 6 at the fifth China International Import Expo in Shanghai. [Photo/sasac.gov.cn]

A video was also displayed at the forum that showcased CNNC's achievements in co-construction of high-quality Belt and Road Initiative.

On the same day, CNNC signed eight contracts valued at $572 million with energy companies based in Canada, France, Kazakhstan, Russia and the US, aimed at deepening international cooperation between whole industrial chains of nuclear power and sharing nuclear power benefits with the world.

(Executive editor: Wang Ruoting)