China wants reprocessing technology from France

China wants Areva to supply its spent fuel reprocessing technology as well as nuclear power reactors. An AP story quotes a source as saying that "The contract will not come into effect unless Areva agrees unequivocally to transfer this (nuclear fuel treatment) technology (to China)."

The contract in question is the 8 billion euros agreement to build two reactors in China, signed in November 2007.