Taishan Nuclear Power plant in China

It was stated in the New York time on 16 June 2021 that the engineers in China are building a radically different type of reactor that some experts say offers a safer nuclear alternative.    The technology will be used in two reactors here on a peninsula jutting into the Yellow Sea, where the Chinese government… Continue reading Taishan Nuclear Power plant in China

China Taishan Nuclear Power Plant

According to reports, China has admitted that "about five" of the fuel rods in the reactor are damaged, but the plant is said to be capable of operating safely with up to 0.25% of its 60,000 fuel rods, or 150, damaged. French nuclear energy company Framatome, owned by Electricity of France (EDF), which controls a… Continue reading China Taishan Nuclear Power Plant

Sykes-Picot Agreement Middle east – Ottomans

  Why is there so much conflict, especially in the middle east?   When Mark Sykes and François Georges-Picot met in London and took a pen to a map of the Middle East 100 years ago this week, only one of them had ever been there. It was, some say, as if the two were playing… Continue reading Sykes-Picot Agreement Middle east – Ottomans

Ottomans – Arabs – Palestine – Israel – England – France

The Treaty of Mudros ended Ottoman participation in World War I and effectively — if not legally—marked the dissolution of a once mighty empire. From its ruins, the victors of the First World War attempted to use the post-war peace negotiations to create a new, more unpredictable entity: the modern Middle East.   It was signed… Continue reading Ottomans – Arabs – Palestine – Israel – England – France