UK’s reliance on China’s nuclear tech poses test for policymakers

The Financial Times Ltd. | February 14, 2019

The UK has no easy way to block China’s ambitions to export nuclear reactor technology to Britain on security grounds, despite growing public anxiety about Chinese involvement in sensitive infrastructure, according to people familiar with the situation. The government’s willingness to permit the state-owned utility, CGN, to participate in the UK’s nuclear power generation programme has raised eyebrows in recent months as Chinese investment has come under hostile scrutiny, both in Europe and the US.

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Digital technologies are fundamentally changing the way we live, work and interact with each other. They are providing unprecedented opportunities for governments, enabling them to radically transform their complex bureaucracies to become more agile, innovative and user focus. Sopra Steria’s latest research confirms that digital is at the heart of government transformation. The adoption of digital technologies in government is bringing substantial benefits to the economy and society.

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