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Chinese look for greater influence in UK nuclear programme

Diarmaid Williams
powerengineeringint.com [1]
Sept 2, 2013

China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN) is looking for increased influence over EDF nuclear power facilities in the UK in return for investment in the sector.

The state-owned group is currently in negotiations with EDF over potential investment in the Hinkley Point project in England.

The FT reports that CGN wants greater operational control of any new plants it finances, potentially creating a national security headache for the British government.

Full article here [1]