Re: After the suffering comes the clean-up
"close down western markets and, no longer having to supply western customers". I am not sure I understand that sentence. But Wikipedia tells us this:
"As of December 2014, the People's Republic of China has 23 nuclear power reactors operating with a capacity of 19GW and 26 under construction with a capacity of 25.7 GW"......and this should reach 88 by the end of 2020."
As for "going after western customers" the one to be built in Britain, as I have understood, is a joint French-Chinese project. (A fair amount of funny comments about that on ElReg). China has worked with France on nuclear power for years, like with the USA and Russia.
I agree, but do we need a sentence like "China has an openly interventionist national technology and industry policy". China had an industry long before Europe and has never had any intentions of not expanding it into the future, why should they. Should we not rather construct a nice sentence describing what has happened to the British industry.