Updated: Jun 10, 2021
Putin and Xi have announced the start of a joint nuclear project, touting a plan to construct several Chinese nuclear power plants that will be using Russian technology, according to The Associated Press. The news was broadcast on a joint video call on state media CCTV. The two leaders announced that two Russian made reactors will be built in China's Tiawain and Xudapu power facilities.
Putin described the endeavor as a "flagship joint project," and the technology being used as "powerful state-of-the-art Russian made nuclear reactors, compliant with all safety regulations and the highest of ecological standards." The first of the two reactors is scheduled to be complete in 2026 and 2028.