Chinese Vice Premier Zeng Peiyan expressed his hope on Thursday that the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) will strengthen cooperation with its Chinese counterpart on drawing up and revising nuclear power standards.
"I hope the ASME will be active in absorbing the Chinese side in the drawing up and revising of the U.S. nuclear power standards," said Zeng in a meeting with ASME President Sam Zamrik.
Zeng congratulated ASME on the publication of the Chinese version of ASME's nuclear power standard in China, saying the drawing up of nuclear power standard is an important and fundamental work, which is a summary of the technologies and experiences of nuclear power development and also an important way to standardize and guide nuclear power actions and safeguard nuclear power safety.
He said the Chinese government has made a guideline to actively promote the development of nuclear power and attaches great importance to nuclear power safety and the work of establishing a standardized system for nuclear power.
"The introduction of U.S. nuclear power standard into China will play an important role in China's nuclear power construction, " said Zeng.
He added that he hoped the ASME will help China set up an authorized authentication and inspection organization for nuclear power, and jointly make contribution to the improvement of nuclear power standard system and the development of world nuclear power industries.