China involvement in nuclear power 'good for taxpayer'

Chancellor George Osborne said the Government's decision to encourage Chinese firms to help develop nuclear power stations in the UK is "good for the taxpayer".

Mr Osborne wrote on Twitter:

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We're paving way for major Chinese involvement in building new nuclear power stations in UK. Good for taxpayer- will help with energy prices

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China to invest in UK nuclear

George Osborne has announced that the Government is to give the go ahead to Chinese firms taking a stake in the development of the next generation of British nuclear power.