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China to commence building world’s first fourth generation nuclear power plant, and already has plans to export them

The construction site of a third-generation nuclear power plant in Zhejiang province, Dec. 25, 2014. (File photo/Xinhua)

The construction site of a third-generation nuclear power plant in Zhejiang province, Dec. 25, 2014. (File photo/Xinhua)

The following is based on a translation from Chinese media:

China has completely mastered the technology of its fourth-generation high temperature gas-cooled nuclear reactor, and is now able to make more than 95% of it.

It built a 10-mW experimental reactor and has successfully used it to provide electricity to the power grid since January 7, 2003.

Construction of an exemplary power plant using such a reactor is almost completed in Rongcheng, Shandong Province and will generate electricity in 2017.

Now China is designing a 600-mW nuclear plant in Ruijin with two such reactors. The reactors will begin to be built in 2017 and supply electricity in 2021.

The official in charge stressed that the new power plant will be called Ruijin High Temperature Reactor Power Plant instead of Ruijin Nuclear Power Plant.

The new type of nuclear reactor is extremely safe. Tests have proved that in a serious accident, such as entire loss of cooling capability, the reactor is able to remain safe without human or machine intervention.

Due to such an advantage, China will use such reactors to build many nuclear power plants at home, and will also export them.

China has signed a memorandum of understanding with Dubai for cooperation in building such reactors and has provided Saudi Arabia with a design plan for using such a reactor in desalinating sea water.

Source: people.com “China has systematic mastery of the technology of high temperature gas-cooled nuclear reactor with more than 95% of it made in China” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)


About chankaiyee2

Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee


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