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Why China is developing a game-changing thorium-fuelled nuclear reactor


By Sebastian Seibt – September 12, 2021

China is poised to test a thorium-powered nuclear reactor in September, the world’s first since 1969. The theory is that this new molten-salt technology will be “safer” and “greener” than regular uranium reactors, and so could help Beijing meet its climate goals. Yet is the country’s investment in this also geostrategic?

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