Uranium given to China!
Bloomberg reports that Putin and Jinping have announced a long-term agreement to develop fast breeder nuclear reactors optimized for plutonium production for nuclear weapons. The report states that in December 2022, Russia’s Rosatom, a nuclear energy manufacturing company, has transferred 25 tonnes of enriched uranium to China’s CFR-600 nuclear reactor. Experts say that with the help of this much uranium, 50 nuclear weapons can be made in a year. US Defense Department officials and US military experts estimate that the CFR-600 reactor will increase China’s nuclear arsenal to 1,500 by 2035. At present it is only 400.
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China has rejected this assessment. If he is to be believed, the CFR-600 is connected to the civilian power grid. According to him, through this program worth US $ 440 billion, he is planning to overtake America in nuclear energy production for a decade. Jinping announced in a meeting with Putin that China’s nuclear aid to Russia would be increased. Russia attacked Ukraine in February 2022.
Shortly before this attack, Putin went on a tour of China. Here he said that there is no limit to mutual cooperation between the two countries. Interestingly, Russia’s nuclear technology exports increased after the Ukraine war. It is believed that this is an effective method of it. According to experts, Russia can compensate for the sanctions imposed on Russia due to the war by the western countries with the export of energy and weapons.
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Russia is the world’s largest supplier of nuclear reactors and fuel. China’s fast reactors, which use liquid metal instead of water, are based on Russian technology for moderate operation. In the year 2022, Brian Carlson’s book ‘Russia-China Relations: Emerging Alliance or Eternal Rivals’ came out. According to this book, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the sanctions imposed on it have completely changed the partnership between the two countries. Experts believe that China has failed to make the necessary purchases to match Russia’s previous levels of energy exports. But it will be interesting to see how the relations between the two countries will change in the coming days.