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The French Minister for Foreign Trade Nicole Bricq poses for a... News PhotoAmbassador,Built Structure,Business,China - East Asia,Electricity,France,French Culture,Government,Government Minister,Henri Proglio,Horizontal,New,Nicole Bricq,Nuclear Energy,Nuclear Power Station,Photograph,Politics,Portrait,President,Progress,Socialist Party,Taishan,VisitPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThe French Minister for Foreign Trade Nicole Bricq (Front row 6th L) poses for a photograph alongside the President of the Taishan Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company (TNPJVC) Gaoli Gand (Front 7th L), the CEO of France's state-owned electricity company EDF Henri Proglio (Front 4th L), the French ambassador to China Sylvie-Agnes Bermann (Front 6th R), the President of French nuclear company AREVA Luc Oursel (Front 5th R), and French socialist MP Jean-Marie Le Guen (Front 3rd R), as well as other French and Chinese officials of the Taishan Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company (TNPJVC), during a visit and presentation on progress being made in building two new French-designed EPR nuclear power plants, Taishan 1 and 2, in Taishan, on January 22, 2013. The construction of the two Taishan nuclear power plants involves a 6 billion euro investment and 16 000 workers, and is managed by the joint French-Chinese venture Taishan Nuclear Power Joint Venture Company (TNPJVC), which is owned 70% by Chinese energy giant CGNPC and 30% by the French state-owned electricity company EDF. China, whose energy production is dominated by a 70 % use of coal, is the country in the world currently building the most nuclear plants. AFP PHOTO / URSULA HYZY (Photo credit should read URSULA HYZY/AFP/Getty Images)