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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Remarks on the Hinkley Point Nuclear Power Plant in Britain

Q: The EU reportedly approved the partnership between French power company EDF and Chinese nuclear firm CGN to build the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant in Britain. Investigation by EU anti-trust regulators found that competition in the wholesale supply of electricity in the UK will not be hindered by the transaction. What is your response to that? Is there any update on the project?

A: The Chinese side welcomes the decision by the EU. We have also noted support voiced by leaders of the UK and France for the Hinkley Point project. Chinese and French nuclear power companies are working hard to implement the Agreement for Investment in the Construction of Nuclear Power Projects in the UK signed during President Xi Jinping's visit to the country last year. The Chinese side supports relevant companies in conducting trilateral cooperation on nuclear energy based on mutual benefit and looks forward to constant progress in the Hinkley Point nuclear power plant and other projects so as to further enrich practical cooperation between China and the UK as well as China and France.

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