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 Post subject: China's five year plan
PostPosted: Oct 26, 2012 6:46 am 

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It looks as though there will be some slowdown in China's nuclear program:

'It is understood that only coastal sites will be approved in the 12th
plan period, meaning significant rescheduling for inland projects at
Taohuajiang, Xianning and Pengze, which had previously been expected to
start construction before 2015. Each site was expected to host four
AP1000 units.

Another new condition is that only reactor designs meeting
Generation-III safety standards are to be approved from now on in China.
This terminology describes step-change improvements in safety and
economy compared to the Generation-II units that make up most of today's
commercial reactor fleet. China's imported EPR and AP1000 reactors are
considered Generation-III, but the CPR-1000 design developed from
previous French imports has been variously described as Generation-II or
Generation-II+. Pre-Fukushima plans had in excess of 50 CPR-1000s at
various stages of planning, in addition to the two in operation and 15
under construction at the moment.' ... 10121.html

PostPosted: Oct 26, 2012 8:34 am 

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A far more pragmatic plan (ie in character with Chinese attitude) would be to just increase the flood protection of the Gen II plants. China has also been infected by the fearmongering nonsense, though happily much less so than most other countries. They have a habit of increasing targets all the time, so expect more nukes in consecutive plans (and probably even in this 5-year plan).

PostPosted: Oct 26, 2012 8:44 am 

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I am not terribly unhappy about it.
This is one five year plan, and they have lots of reactors due for completion in the next five years which they are carrying on with construction on, we are talking about new approvals.

Not only can they up the targets, although they are unlikely to do so in my view until they can build full Gen III themselves, but for the next plan they might be in a position to go for a build of PBRs, which should have much faster construction times.

And maybe in the plan after that they can go for LFTR!

Increased emphasis on safety is great in countries which are investigating molten salts, and I am certainly a cheerleader!

PostPosted: Oct 26, 2012 5:51 pm 

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Turning on the first AP1000 in 2013 is going to be a big day. If all goes well (and no reason to think otherwise), I believe that will provide a lot of encouragement. When they complete the CAP1400 in 2017 (that is a little more uncertain), then things should really take off, as this will be an indigenous design.

A related note on the WNA news site it was mentioned that Chinese Engineers and Technicians have been contracted to visit the Vogtle site in Georgia (US) to pass on some of what they have learned.

PostPosted: Aug 28, 2013 8:53 pm 
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China to add 1,500 gigawatts of power capacity by 2030, study says ... acity.html

No mention about nuclear in these plans. Lots of coal, however.

The old Zenith slogan: The quality goes in before the name goes on.

PostPosted: Aug 29, 2013 4:56 am 

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The Chinese are big in both coal and nuclear power. If they used nuclear steam for underground gasification of coal, it would be a win-win situation.
1. Risk to digging manpower will be reduced.
2. Most of ash will remain underground, reducing pollution.
3. Heat of nuclear steam will add to the energy available to gas compared to coal. CO2 emissions will reduce accordingly.
4. Gas turbines are cheaper and cleaner than other thermal plants.
5. Gas could be cleaned of sulfur and some other coal impuruties before burning.
It is too much to hope for the US with its regulations.

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" The list of officials involved in the China Mobile case may become longer.
Regardless who is the next, all the links in the chain will finally lead to Jiang Mianheng "
Xi Jinping Seizes Power: Jiang Zemin Faction Repeatedly Under Investigation
Published on Nov 23, 2013

Following the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
Third Plenary Session, it was revealed that there has been a restructuring of personnel.
Hou Kai, member of the Standing Committee of the Central
Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) was appointed as Shanghai CCDI secretary.
Lu Xiangdong, Executive Director and Vice President of
China Mobile, was sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of corruption.
Lu's boss was Jiang Mianheng, son of Jiang Zemin.

Lin Xiushan, Deputy Minister of the Organization Department
of Heilongjiang Province was expelled from his position.
Lin was involved in the case of Liu Tienan, who
was head of finance for Jiang Zemin's faction.
Analysts suggest that Jiang Zemin's son Jiang Mianheng
has been in control of China's telecommunication industry.
It is reported that he was the target of the CCDI, and is under
internal investigation for his the involvement in corruption.

On November 19, the CCP
initiated a new personnel structure.
Heilongjiang Provincial Party Commission announced
that Liu Xiushan has been expelled from his position.
Lin has allegedly been involved in the case of
Liu Tienan, who is in charge of state energy.
Lin became the latest CCP official to
be removed because of the Liu case.
Liu was said to control the finance for Jiang Zemin's faction.

On November 5, Lu Xiangdong was
sentenced to life imprisonment.
He was found guilty of taking 20
million yuan ($3.3 million) in bribes.
On the same day, Lu's wife was sentenced to three years
imprisonment, with a five year suspended sentence,
for her role as an accomplice.
Jilin Intermediate Court issued the
first trial verdict to Lu on November 5,
However, the news was only released
on November 19, after the Third Plenum.

Zhao Yun, a column writer for a Weibo
microblog commented.
Lu was arrested in March 2012, and the
sentence was given in November 2013.
This indicates that Lu was detained for 20 months
before the investigation report was completed.
Zhao says that in order to become a normal society, the
regime needs to respect one's legal rights prior to sentence.

Zhang Jian: "Lu Xiangdong is a typical
victim of the CCP's internal struggle.
This is Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang's (Xi-Li) warning
to Jiang Zemin, including Jiang's family and his son.
This is likely to be a sign that Xi-Li will
purge Jiang's faction on a large-scale."

During Jiang's tenure, his son Jiang Mianheng established
a giant telecom industry within the space of only a few years.
This includes the Shanghai Information Network, Shanghai
Cable Network, and China Network Communication.
His business became very extensive, including cables,
electronic publishing, CD production, high-speed broadband and e-commerce.

Lu Xiangdong was handled directly by court prosecutors,
rather than probed by the CCDI.
This indicates that the key evidence regarding
Lu's corruption had already been obtained.

Lu Xiangdong, was an executive president
and deputy director of China Mobile.
He was also Deputy President of China Mobile,
which was listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange.
He was the second senior official to be removed.

The first was Zhang Chunjiang, former Party
Secretary, and former executive at China Mobile.

Shi Shi, China affairs expert: "This is an obvious sign.
From the Third Plenum document of 'Decisions' we
can tell that it targets the Jiang factions corruption.
For example, to abolish the labor camp system,
is the most frightening issue for the Jiang faction.
This is because the labor camps are associated
with Jiang Zemin's persecution of Falun Gong.
In 2008, US official reports said that in the labor camps,
50% of the inmates are Falun Gong practitioners.
Now abolition of the labor camp
system will heavily impacted Jiang."

After the Third Plenum, Xi-Li are now
intensifying purging the blood-debt faction.
What will be the future of China Mobile?

Zhang Jian: "In China, people know that all the companies
with the name 'China' are not owned by local regimes.
Thus, Xi-Li will certainly send their allies
to these companies.
This is because Xi-Li have learned from the
previous leaders, to seize all major resources."

Xi Jinping's regime established two
new organs after the Third Plenum.
These are the National Security Commission, and
a task group to oversee comprehensive reforms.
This has undermined Jiang Zemin's
Politics and Law Commission.
The list of officials involved in the
China Mobile case may become longer.
Regardless who is the next, all the links in
the chain will finally lead to Jiang Mianheng,
Jiang Mianheng controls Shanghai's main
economic sector, and China's telecom industry.

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