Tory rebels who forced Government U-turn on Huawei deal turn their sights on plan for Chinese-designed nuclear power station. Tory rebels have vowed to fight government plans for a Chinese-designed nuclear power station. Fresh from their victory in seeing Huawei banned from Britain’s 5G mobile network, senior backbenchers say their next target will be to halt Beijing’s growing involvement in the UK’s nuclear industry. The flashpoint will be a new power plant in Bradwell, Essex, which under current plans is to be designed by China General Nuclear Power Corporation, a company linked to the Beijing government. The U-turn was pushed upon the Prime Minister by growing opposition on the Tory benches in the Commons, led by Tom Tugendhat, chairman of the foreign affairs select committee. He set up the China Research Group, a group of about 50 Tory MPs who raised concerns over Huawei. Mr Tugendhat told Bloomberg that the MPs were now turning their fire on plans to build Chinese nuclear power stations in the UK.
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