外文标题：China, France join hands to tap world nuclear markets
BEIJING: China, which built and established Pakistan's nuclear power stations, has now joined hands with France to jointly tap the global nuclear energy market. The move allows Beijing to overcome criticism about it nuclear export, and opens up new markets worldwide.
"We agreed to jointly exploit third-party markets of nuclear energy. China hopes the two countries can find broader space in the markets," Chinese premier Li Keqiang told reporters after meeting visiting French Prime Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault in Beijing on Friday. He described the talks as "candid and friendly."
Ayrault is eyeing contracts for two more reactors in China, which is the world's biggest market for nuclear reactors. He is due to visit southern city of Taishan on Sunday where the two countries are building two next-generation European Pressurised Reactors.
"It is in Taishan that our cooperation in nuclear power is reaching new heights," the French PM said. Work was progressing "at a steady pace", Ayrault said, adding he "hoped" it would pave the way for a deal for another two reactors.
A final decision on two additional reactors is expected when Chinese President Xi Jinping makes his scheduled visit to France to celebrate six decades of friendship next year.
Nuclear energy cooperation between China and France began in early 1990s establishment of the Daya Bay nuclear power plant in south China's Guangdong Province. The province two 1,000 MW pressurized water reactors introduced from France.
The two leaders are also negation in other areas including aviation, trade, investment, finance, food, agricultural products, health, automobile manufacturing and sustainable development.
The Chinese premier said the two countries will combine their respective advantages of capital, technology, markets, experience and demands. They will work together in an eco-friendly program of sustainable development in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province among other projects.
Ayrault said the two countries have made substantial progress in food and agricultural fields.
rk ny (Location)
........When the Chinese come to the French for nuclear technology, we know they are up to something no good what will the Chinese (communist Chinese) do with the "acquired" nuclear technology? Will they in turn "share" it with the North Korean to further extort the West?..or will china use this acquired technology to make some other refurbished garbage and sell it back..!!
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Third Artillery (China) replies to rk ny
time to take medicine. you are discharged from mental hospital again?
Dr. D.P. Sarkar (Delhi)
Please research things. China still does not have expertise in building large nuclear power plants. Even the 300 MW nuclear power-plants they supplied to Pakistan were partially built by Siemens and Westinghouse and a Made in China Label was placed on them. Most large nuclear power plants in China are French built. India and Japan are the only two Asian countries which have a lot of expertise in building nuclear power plants. Do not also ignore the fact that China has strong Jewish support thus Israel does help China well.
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Ibbi (Location) replies to Dr. D.P. Sarkar
I guess you are living in fools paradise, india ia a slum country as for i know.
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Karthigesu Arinesali (London)
China is flirting with all world powers.
popat (New Delhi)
If you cannot fight them, join them- this is how France goes. It is only a few years when French wines bottles were broken in China in a protest over France seeing His Holiness. Six decades of friendship between France and China- My Foot! France like UK is a third rate power and have no face. India is much better morally at least.
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Ibbi (Harbin, China) replies to popat
in what terms in india better i guess in rapoing their daughters and slum filled cities and under nourished kids,,,,,
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popat replies to Ibbi
India has taken the stand of giving refuge to His Holiness Dalai Lama that no country in the world has take. Except for the US no country has guts to stand against China and this includes France and UK moreover when India is poor. Why India is poor is a different topic and outside the scope of the topic being discussed here. In nutshell, China is pathetic to market unsafe reactors and France helping her when she could not take a stand against China.