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In the papers today - 18 December

China has awarded a £4bn nuclear reactor contract to Westinghouse, giving its technology a central role in the expansion of the country's atomic energy sector. The decision is a severe blow to France, whose Areva company had been in competition with Westinghouse and Atomstroiexport of Russia, to supply the reactors, which are to be used at power stations in eastern and southern China. - Financial Times

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