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China's nuclear industry shows potential to overpower rivals

Tech gains and low costs put more reactor export deals within reach

YASUO TAKEUCHI and TALLULAH LUTKIN, Nikkei staff writers | China

TOKYO/PARIS -- The World Nuclear Exhibition is the go-to place to glimpse the future of atomic energy. This year's attendees found a window on tomorrow in a location not everyone expected: the China pavilion.

The event, held over three days in late June near Paris' Charles de Gaulle Airport, brought together the biggest names in the business. But it was the Chinese section that seemed to steal the show, with large exhibits by China National Nuclear Corp. (CNNC) and China General Nuclear Power (CGN).

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