China is building four megawatt hydro-pressurized nuclear power
stations in its coastal areas which are expected to go into
operation by 2005, according to a local official source Friday.
then, China's installed nuclear power capacity would rise to 8.7
million kilowatts from the current 5.4 million kilowatts, said Xu
Yuming, a senior official with the State Atomic Energy Institute,
at the opening ceremony on Friday of the Fifth International
Nuclear Power Industrial Exhibition in south China's Shenzhen
China already had seven nuclear power stations in operation, which
not only eased power shortages in its coastal areas, but boosted
the development of the country's nuclear fuel sector, machinery
manufacturing as well as other industries.
China's policy of "developing nuclear power appropriately", Xu
noted, had drawn the close attention of the world.
Dozens of the world's prestigious nuclear power enterprises from
the United States, Germany, Japan, France, Finland, Russia and
Britain participated in the exhibition.
The exhibits on display included nuclear reactors, electrical
appliance systems, nuclear safety equipment and key nuclear
(Xinhua News Agency April 5, 2003)