Beijing has announced that it will push harder for the development of nuclear power as part of efforts to wean the Chinese economy away from conventional fossil fuels.

China’s top political leaders have flagged plans to dramatically ramp up the country’s usage of nuclear energy in order to diminish its dependence upon coal-fired power plants and reduce related pollution levels. At a recent meeting of the Central Leading Group for Financial and Economic Affairs, President Xi Jinping said China would make haste to…