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AREVA involved as Chinese nuclear executive gaoled for 20 years

Jiang was charged with disclosing information to France’s Areva, the world’s largest builder of nuclear reactors, about a 2004 bid for China’s inland nuclear programme

China exec gets 20 years for leaking secrets  Reuters,  By Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING, Sept 28 – The disgraced president of a Chinese state-owned enterprise has been jailed for 20 years for leaking state secrets in connection with a bid for foreign-made nuclear reactors, two sources with knowledge of the matter said…… Jiang was charged with disclosing information to France’s Areva, the world’s largest builder of nuclear reactors, about a 2004 bid for China’s inland nuclear programme, according to Caijing magazine…… A Beijing court convicted and sentenced Jiang, a former president of China National Technical Import and Export Corp, which builds power plants, last month on charges of leaking state secrets and accepting bribes, two sources told Reuters. They requested anonymity due to the sensitivity of the case…….

U.S.-based Westinghouse, controlled by Japan’s Toshiba Corp, signed an agreement with China in 2006 to build four AP1000 reactors in the eastern coastal provinces of Shandong and Zhejiang, beating Areva in a tight two-way contest.

Westinghouse won after agreeing to a technology transfer deal that would make the untested AP1000 technology the basis for China’s own-brand third-generation reactor.

EXCLUSIVE-UPDATE 1-China exec gets 20 years for leaking secrets | Energy & Oil | Reuters

September 29, 2010 - Posted by | uranium | , , , ,

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