Washington Post reports China may build 300 nuclear plants by 2050

China intends to spend $50 billion to build 32 nuclear plants by 2020. Some analysts say the country will build 300 more by the middle of the century A Massachusetts Institute of Technology report said China may have to add as many as 200 nuclear power plants by 2050 to meet its needs. Academics from China’s leading technical university, Tsinghua University, said the country might need more, equivalent to the output of 300 plants.