China's nuclear energy plans - in 60 seconds
17 October 2013 Last updated at 16:29 BST
China has the world's biggest nuclear construction programme, with up to 30 power plants under construction or planned.
Chinese companies have also taken stakes in nuclear operations in other countries, such as Pakistan and the UK.
BBC News takes a look at China's nuclear ambitions in 60 seconds.
Video Producer: Dougal Shaw