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UK Plans To Remove Chinese State-Owned Firm From Nuclear Energy Projects In Latest Sign Of Growing Mistrust

When President Trump was in office, the White House and the Pentagon aggressively lobbied No. 10 to ban components made by Chinese telecom giant Huawei from the UK's 5G network. In the end, while Great Britain agreed to some restrictions, it didn't deliver on what the White House had pushed for.

In another indication of the growing mistrust between China and the US, the UK is looking for a way to remove state-owned Chinese firms from several civilian nuclear-energy projects.

The news comes as Hong Kong's kangaroo courts (no longer subject to the rigid strictures of British Common Law) hand down the first of what's bound to be many convictions under the new national security law imposed by Beijing, the FT reports that the UK is seeking to remove all Chinese firms from its heavily regulated nuclear power industry.

After a spree of deals in the mid-2010s, the British government is seeking to remove China General Nuclear from all projects, a decision that would have a dramatic impact on plans to build a plant at Bradwell-on-Sea in Essex using Chinese reactor technology. Apparently, CGN is so deeply involved in the project, that booting them might lead to a fresh start.

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