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September 2, 2010
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IN THIS ISSUE
  • China Pushes Six-Party Talks with North Korea, but Others Remain Skeptical
    The Washington Post
  • EU Presses China on Observing Iran Sanctions
    Reuters
  • Chinese VVERs Start Using Domestically Made Fuel
    World Nuclear News
  • Merkel's Cabinet Backs Nuclear Tax in $102 Billion Savings Plan
    Bloomberg
  • Czechs Forge Ahead with Nuclear Power Expansion
    The New York Times
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China Pushes Six-Party Talks with North Korea, but Others Remain Skeptical

Chico Harlan, The Washington Post
IndiaChina is in the midst of a sales pitch. It is pushing for the resumption of six-party talks, the process concocted seven years ago to end a North Korean nuclear program that has not yet ended.

This time, Beijing says North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is onboard. And in recent days, China has sent its nuclear envoy to South Korea and Japan, touting the six-party idea to Washington's closest Asian allies. On Wednesday, he will visit Washington for a meeting at the State Department.
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EU Presses China on Observing Iran Sanctions

Reuters
The European Union's foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton said on Thursday she had pressed China to ensure that Chinese companies did not fill the void left by other firms leaving Iran due to U.N. sanctions.
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Chinese VVERs Start Using Domestically Made Fuel

World Nuclear News
The first domestically produced VVER fuel assemblies have been loaded into the cores of the Russian-designed units 1 and 2 of the Tianwan nuclear power plant in Jiangsu province, China. 
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Merkel's Cabinet Backs Nuclear Tax in $102 Billion Savings Plan

Brian Parkin and Nicholas Comfort, Bloomberg
Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet backed a tax on nuclear power-plant operators, shunning utilities and German industry as the government holds to budget cuts it says are needed to protect the euro.
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Czechs Forge Ahead with Nuclear Power Expansion

Jacy Meyer, The New York Times
In October last year the Czech state power company, CEZ, selected three companies to bid for a contract to expand the Temelin nuclear power plant, in the southern Czech countryside.
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