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:
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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