In a groundbreaking new report, The Future of Nuclear Power in China, Mark Hibbs identifies and analyzes the challenges facing Chinese decision makers in developing and deploying nuclear power technology through mid-century. Will China succeed where others have failed in transitioning from existing reactor designs to advanced technologies? Can China’s nuclear program continue to expand at the rapid pace of the last two decades? Or will reduced growth, market forces, and corporatism slow reactor building to a crawl, as in Western countries? How will China manage greater nuclear risks? What will emerging Chinese nuclear leadership mean for multilateral nuclear governance?
Mark Hibbs is a Germany-based senior fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program. His areas of expertise are nuclear verification and safeguards, multilateral nuclear trade policy, international nuclear cooperation, and nonproliferation arrangements.
Jane Nakano is a senior fellow in the Energy and National Security Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).
James Acton holds the Jessica T. Mathews Chair and is co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program and a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.