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- China and Russia perfected the art of developing floating nuclear reactors for use by oil rigs or island communities
- But China is facing stiff challenges in ascertaining its autonomy over South China Sea from Vietnam and the Philippines
- In July 2016, a UN arbitration panel ruled that Beijing’s claim to most of the sea has no legal basis. China rejected the decision on its part.
- Other concerns: South China Sea’s seasonal typhoons and the need of replenishing radioactive fuel