MPs: Chinese involvement in Sizewell nuclear plant the 'next Huawei'

Chinese involvement in the Sizewell C nuclear power station will be the “next Huawei,” MPs have warned, as they called for an entire overhaul of the energy policy.  It comes after EDF, the French energy company on Wednesday submitted an application to build the next nuclear power plant in Suffolk, which it intends to develop with the state-owned energy company, China General Nuclear Power Group (CGN).  However Sir Iain Duncan Smith, the former Conservative leader, warned the power plant was “the next Huawei”.  “It is another major manifestation of the problem we face having set out on the wrong path with China years ago,” Sir Iain told The Daily Telegraph.  “I think our whole energy policy needs to be reviewed in light of our issue with China,” Sir Iain added. He said such a review should encompass “free and fair trade, human rights, surveillance, espionage and security, the risks of Chinese CNI in the UK, the Communist party’s geopolitical ambitions as well as the interests of our key allies in the Pacific”.