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China poised to overtake US in nuclear power by 2030

Beijing and Moscow seize initiative in global reactor construction as G-7 steps back

The Unit 4 reactor of Tianwan Nuclear Power Plant in China's Jiangsu Province.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- China is on track to surpass the U.S. as the world's top producer of nuclear energy as early as 2030, reflecting hesitance to build new capacity in Japan and Western nations even as emerging economies move ahead.

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