The Chinese authorities intend to lift the moratorium on projects in the field of nuclear energy, introduced after the accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" in Japan, reports on Saturday channel CNN.
The Cabinet accepted the position of China on strategic development of nuclear energy by 2020, setting new safety standards. In addition, completed testing of existing nuclear power plants in the country.
After the accident at the nuclear power plant "Fukushima-1" in Japan in 2011, China had halted all development of new reactors, at the same time began to conduct inspection of old and began to develop new rules.
The Cabinet has not yet named the date when the new energy strategy plan for 2020 and the new rules will take effect. The delay will enable the Department of Energy to bring more detailed aspects of the document.
As expected, the new safety standards of China will give the world the latest developments in the growth of nuclear energy technology. In particular, it is the implementation of the third generation of nuclear reactors being built in China, the U.S. company Westinghouse and French company Areva. Chinese companies are building reactors abroad, will also be able to implement its expansion into foreign markets, says CNN.