Analysis & Opinions

Exclusive Interview: Future Prospects for China's Nuclear Energy Program

| March 2016

UxC's Jonathan Hinze, Executive Vice President, International, recently interviewed Dr. Hui Zhang, a respected Harvard University expert, regarding the current state and future prospects for China's nuclear energy program.

Dr. Zhang is a Senior Research Associate at the Project on Managing the Atom in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Zhang has deep knowledge and insights into all aspects of China's nuclear energy program.

Key topics discussed during the interview include:

  • China's ambitious plans for its domestic nuclear energy development
  • China's commitment to long-term expansion of nuclear power
  • Chinese companies expectation to utilize non-Chinese firms in order to accomplish domestic nuclear development
  • China's positioning on the international nuclear export market
  • China's rationale for nuclear exports at a time when it is building so many new reactors at home
  • China's unique strengths and potential weaknesses as it relates to nuclear exports
  • What can we expect from the Chinese nuclear industry in the coming year?

For more information on this publication: Belfer Communications Office
For Academic Citation:Exclusive Interview: Future Prospects for China's Nuclear Energy Program.” , March 2016.