China Atomic Energy Authority

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China Atomic Energy Authority

Guójiā Yuánzǐnéng Jīgòu
Agency overview
Formed 1999 - 2000
Superseding agency China National Nuclear Corporation
Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND)
Type Regulatory agency
Jurisdiction  People's Republic of China
Headquarters Beijing
Agency executives Xu Dazhe, Chairman
Liu Yongde, Secretary General
Parent agency State Council

China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA; Chinese: 国家原子能机构; pinyin: Guójiā Yuánzǐnéng Jīgòu) is the regulatory agency that oversees the development of nuclear energy in China.[1]


The agency was created out of the regulatory functions department of the China National Nuclear Corporation in 1999 - 2000.

Agency structure[edit]

The Administration Department[edit]

This department is responsible for logistics and safeguards for the CAEA, and the management on physical protection for nuclear material and fire protection for the nuclear power plants.[2]

The System Engineering Department[edit]

This department administers the on major nuclear R&D projects, creating development plan for nuclear power plants and nuclear fuels. It is also responsible for the construction, management and supervision of nuclear projects, and routine work of nuclear emergencies.[2]

Department of International Cooperation[edit]

It is responsible for organizing and coordinating the exchange and cooperation with governments and international organizations and licensing for nuclear export and import and issuing governmental permits.[2]

The General Planning Department[edit]

This department is responsible for approving the draft plan for nuclear energy, and drawing up the annual plan for nuclear energy development.[2]

The Science, Technology and Quality Control Department[edit]

This department is responsible for organizing pre-study on nuclear energy and mapping out nuclear technical criteria.[2]

See also[edit]