The former head of China National Technical Import and Export, a state-owned enterprise involved in building nuclear power plants, has been jailed for 20 years by a Beijing court for leaking state secrets, the South China Morning Post reported. The court said Jiang Xinsheng had disclosed secrets to France’s Areva (CEI.Euronext) during a bid for China’s inland nuclear power program in 2004. Areva said there was "no basis" for the allegations. In 2006, China’s nuclear authorities chose the AP1000 reactor design by US-based Westinghouse over Areva’s designs for a widespread rollout across China. Westinghouse agreed to a technology transfer deal that would help China develop its own third-generation nuclear reactor.