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  • "The United States has reiterated concern that the transfer of new reactors at Chasma appears to extend beyond cooperation that was 'grandfathered' when China was approved for membership in the NSG," said Noel Clay, a State Department spokesman.

    U.S. wary of Beijing's nuclear sale to Pakistan →

  • Mr. Clay said if not covered by the grandfather clause, "such cooperation would require a specific exception approved by consensus of the NSG, as was done for India" after the civilian nuclear agreement struck by the George W. Bush administration.

    U.S. wary of Beijing's nuclear sale to Pakistan →

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