China cuts time for researchers to develop thorium reactor to 10 years.

Guardian: “….In an effort to reduce the number of coal-fired plants, the Chinese government has brought forward by 15 years the deadline to develop a nuclear power plant using the radioactive element thorium instead of uranium.”
“A team of researchers in Shanghai has now been told it has 10 instead of 25 years to develop the world’s first such plant.
….According to the World Nuclear Association (WNA), China has 20 nuclear plants in operation and another 28 under construction, all uranium-fuelled reactors. China has been importing large quantities of uranium as it attempts to reduce its reliance on fossil fuels. However, according to the WNA, thorium is much more abundant.”