US to restrict export of civilian nuclear technology to China

Last Updated: Oct 12 2018 13:43
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WASHINGTON- The United States has announced that it would restrict exports of civilian nuclear technology to China as it speculates Beijing is diverting it for military and other unauthorised purposes.

“The United States cannot ignore the national security implications of China’s efforts to obtain nuclear technology outside of established processes of US-China civil nuclear cooperation,” Energy Secretary Rick Perry said in a statement.

“These efforts are necessary to strike an appropriate balance between the long-term risk to US national security and economic interests, as well as the immediate impact to the US nuclear industrial base.”

US and China are currently engaged in a trade war.