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China has world's most nuclear reactors under construction

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China's nuclear power industry is emerging as one of the world's largest. While busy constructing nuclear power plants on the mainland, the sector is also occupied in promoting its nuclear technology overseas.

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Since the beginning of the year, China has begun construction of two nuclear power reactors in Liaoning and Fujian provinces and will start to build more in other provinces this year.

Compared with zero nuclear plant projects in 2014, between six and eight reactors are being planned to see construction start this year, according to Shanghai's China Business News.

At the annual meeting of the China Nuclear Energy Association in April, Zhang Huazhu, chair of the association, said there are 26 nuclear power reactors under construction in China, while the combined installed capacity of the planned reactors will reach 28.5 million kilowatts, the world's highest in terms of the number of under-construction nuclear power facilities in one country.

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