Speaking at the Royal United Services Institute on Tuesday, the defence secretary, Michael Fallon, said: “What is important is that we are open for international investment including Chinese investment and we encourage other countries involved in nuclear power to get familiar with our regulatory regime, which is one of the strictest in the world.” … [Read more...] about Nuclear venture raises questions about UK-China relationship
In a statement marking the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances on 30 August, United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon said: “Victims of enforced disappearances are deprived of their liberty, kept in secret detention and seldom released. Often their fate remains unknown; they are frequently tortured and in constant fear of being killed.” … [Read more...] about Families of China’s ‘disappeared’ say country is a place of fear and panic
He would like to see China stop its expansion once the plants that have been approved or are now under construction are finished, and then gain a few decades experience of running them safely before expanding again. Almost all the country’s working reactors started up after 2000. … [Read more...] about China warned over ‘insane’ plans for new nuclear power plants
Roderic Wye, associate fellow at Chatham House and previously a China and east Asia specialist at the Foreign Office, says Europe has “signally failed to produce any consistency in policy towards China. That in itself encourages China to press hard on issues they feel are important … they think sooner or later there will be a crack.” … [Read more...] about China crisis: west riven by age-old question – to appease or oppose?
The NPC voted 2,878 to 1 in favour of the decision to empower its standing committee to draft the legislation. Six people abstained. … [Read more...] about China’s parliament approves controversial Hong Kong national security law