According to the state media of China, the country is going to build 20 offshore nuclear platforms within the framework of the development of the South China Sea, Reuters reports on Friday.
Earlier, the Hague international court ruled that China had no right for historic claims to most of the South China Sea’ area contested by China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei and Taiwan.
Chinese government asserts that the construction of the platforms will be carried out only for commercial purposes, however, experts believe that building of nuclear reactors in the region will aggravate controversy between the countries.
As China’s newspaper revealed, the country’s first floating nuclear reactor will be assembled by the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation's subsidiary, Bohai Heavy Industry. The platform is intended to supply disputed Spratly Islands with energy.