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China’s nuclear project official interrogated

world Updated: Aug 08, 2009 00:58 IST
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The top official of China’s civilian and military nuclear power programs is being investigated for “grave violations of discipline,” a phrase often used in corruption inquiries, the Chinese Communist Party’s disciplinary committee has announced.

The official, Kang Rixin, is the general manager and Communist Party secretary of China National Nuclear Corporation, a vast holding company that is spearheading plans to increase the nation’s capacity to generate nuclear power at least sixfold in the next decade. Investigators were looking into suspected bidding irregularities in nuclear power plant contracts.