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Bill Gates and China spur development of next-generation reactors

Demand for energy makes country test ground for smaller, cheaper nuclear plants

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Bill Gates waits to meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Zhongnanhai government compound in Beijing on Nov. 3, 2017.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- The Chinese city of Cangzhou is known for its long tradition of martial arts mastery. If Bill Gates has his way, it will also be known as the birthplace of the nuclear power plant of the future.

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