National Nuclear Safety Administration

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National Nuclear Safety Administration
Guójiā Hé ānquán Jú
National Emblem of the People's Republic of China.svg
Regulatory agency overview
Formed 1984 [1]
Type Nuclear safety
Jurisdiction  China
Headquarters Beijing
Regulatory agency executive
  • Li Ganjie, Bureau chief
Parent department Ministry of Environmental Protection [2]
Parent Regulatory agency State Council
Website (in Chinese)

National Nuclear Safety Administration (Chinese: 国家核安全局) or NNSA is a central government agency responsible for regulating nuclear safety, supervision on all civilian nuclear infrastructure in China. It also inspects nuclear safety activities and regulate the approval mechanism.[3]


The National Nuclear Safety Administration (1984–1989) was established in October 1984. It was a subordinate agency of the State Science and Technology Commission which had independent regulatory of nuclear safety in mainland China.[1][2]

In 1990, the State Science and Technology Commission became the National Science and Technology Commission but National Nuclear Safety Administration was still under its administration until 1998.[1]

In 1998 the National Nuclear Safety Administration was transferred to the State Environmental Protection Administration.[1][2]

In 2008, the State Environmental Protection Administration was upgraded to a full ministry of the Chinese state called the Ministry of Environmental Protection and the National Nuclear Safety Administration was retained under its administrative purview.[1][2]

In 2017, new laws strengthened the powers of the NNSA, creating new "institutional mechanisms", a clearer "division of labour" and more disclosure of information.[4]

See also


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  4. ^ Stanway, David (1 September 2017). "China's legislature passes nuclear safety law". Reuters. Retrieved 1 September 2017. 

External links

  • Official website (in Chinese)
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