China Atomic Energy Authority

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China Atomic Energy Authority
Guójiā Yuánzǐnéng Jīgòu
Agency overview
Formed1999 - 2000
Superseding agency
  • China National Nuclear Corporation
    Commission of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND)
TypeRegulatory agency
Jurisdiction People's Republic of China
Agency executives
  • Xu Dazhe, Chairman
  • Liu Yongde, Secretary General
Parent agencyState 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]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-08-02. Retrieved 2009-08-25.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ a b c d e "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-11-20. Retrieved 2010-02-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)