Chinese firm in illegal nuclear exports to Pakistan

US Department of Justice The US restricts nuclear-related exports to Pakistan

Related Stories

A Chinese government-linked company has pleaded guilty to illegally exporting high-performance coatings from the US to a nuclear power plant in Pakistan.

China Nuclear Industry Huaxing Construction was fined $3m (£1.9m), the US Department of Justice said.

The US has restricted nuclear-related exports to Pakistan since the country's detonation of a nuclear device in 1998.

It marks the first time a Chinese company has admitted guilt in a US criminal export case.

Nanjing-based Huaxing admitted to charges that it conspired to ship the epoxy coating through China to Pakistan's Chashma II Nuclear Power Plant in 2006 and 2007.

Huaxing was building the site as part of a nuclear cooperation pact signed between Pakistan and China.

A Chinese subsidiary of the company that made the coating, PPG Industries, pleaded guilty in the same investigation in 2010.

More on This Story

Related Stories

More Business stories

RSS

Features & Analysis

  • Stained glass of man with swordFrance 1 England 0

    The most important battle you have probably never heard of


  • Golden retriever10 things

    Dogs get jealous, and nine more nuggets from the week's news


  • Pro-Israel demonstrators shout slogans while protesting in Berlin - 25 July 2014Holocaust guilt

    Gaza conflict leaves Germans confused over who to support


  • The emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-SabahFreedoms fear

    Growing concern for rights as Kuwait revokes citizenships


Elsewhere on the BBC

  • CastleRoyal real estate

    No longer reserved for kings and queens, some find living in a castle simply divine

Programmes

  • Leader of Hamas Khaled MeshaalHARDtalk Watch

    BBC exclusive: Hamas leader on the eagerness to end bloodshed in Gaza

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.