05 Apr '11, 8am

Taiwan and China plan a nuclear safety pact in the wake of Japan's atomic crisis

Taiwan and China plan a nuclear safety pact in the wake of Japan's atomic crisis

A general view of a Daya Bay nuclear power station at Daya Bay in China's southern city of Huizhou in Guangdong province. China is suspending approvals for planned nuclear power plants and is undertaking a comprehensive safety check of plants in operation or under construction. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TAIPEI - TAIWAN and China are planning to cooperate more closely on nuclear power safety and disaster preparedness in the wake of Japan's atomic crisis, a report said on Tuesday. The two sides plan to sign an agreement at the next round of talks between their top negotiators later this year to set up an official communication channel in the event of a nuclear disaster, said the state Central News Agency. Under the deal, Taiwan's Atomic Energy Council and its Chinese counterpart would alert each other if disaster struck and cooperate to limit the damage, the report said, quoting the...

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