Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien will try and persuade China to
buy more Canadian nuclear reactors during his visit here next week, Canadian officials
China has already bought two Candu reactors for a total
cost of around US$3 billion.
China’s nuclear generation
capacity accounted for less than 2 percent of total energy supply at the end of last year.
That proportion is expected to rise as China decreases its
reliance on environmentally unfriendly coal-fired power production.