China, US n-security centre starts operation

Beijing, March 18 (IANS) The largest nuclear security centre in the Asia-Pacific region, which was financed by China and the US, started operations here on Friday.

The centre, constructed by the China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA) and the US Department of Energy, is capable of training about 2,000 nuclear-security staff for China and other nations in the Asia-Pacific region every year, said CAEA chair Xu Dazhe.

Construction of the centre, which is the largest nuclear programme to have direct Chinese and US government investment, began in December 2013.

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