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Xi Jinping: The Nuclear Industry Is a Cornerstone of China’s National Security

When Xi Jinping spoke at the commemoration of the 60th anniversary of China’s nuclear industry, he told his audience, “The nuclear industry is a strategic high tech industry and an important cornerstone of [China’s] national security.” He further stated that China must adhere to safe and innovative development and to the use of nuclear energy for peace; it must enhance the core competitiveness of the nuclear industry and write a new chapter of glory for the nuclear industry. 

Premier Li Keqiang expressed that China should carry forward the traditional, focus on the frontier, enhance the competitive advantages of the nuclear industry, promote nuclear power equipment to "go out," ensure nuclear safety, and continue to build China into a power with a strong nuclear industry. 
Source: Xinhua, January 15, 2015