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Xi and Putin seal Construction of four new Nuclear Reactors

The heads of state Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin have sealed the construction of four nuclear reactors in Chinese-Russian cooperation. The two leaders attended the ceremony via video, Chinese media reported Wednesday. According to the statement, the Tianwen power plant complex in Jiangsu province and Xudapu in Liaoning will each receive two new units using Russian technology. The project is part of a $3.1 billion contract signed three years ago. China is counting on a rapid expansion of nuclear power in order to come close to its climate targets despite a growing hunger for energy. Although the country has developed its own reactor technology, it is also ordering new plants from international suppliers. fin

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