China buying into UK nuclear plants

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Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron (R) shakes hand with Chinese President Xi Jinping during the UK-China Business Summit at Mansion House in central London, England, October 21, 2015.

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UK Prime Minister David Cameron and visiting Chinese President Xi Jinping confirmed a controversial nuke deal under which China General Nuclear Power Corporation (CGN) will invest GBP 6 billion ($9 billion) in EDF’s Hinkley Point project in Somerset, Britain's first new nuclear plant in a generation.

Xi met Cameron, on the second day of his UK state visit. The agreement also set up a wider UK partnership to develop new nuclear power stations at Sizewell and Bradwell. Hinkley is supposed to st...


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