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duncanidaho

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This this article is wrong it should be able to power 5000 household and not 50000 assuming average household consumption of 2000 watts.
10 MW reactor doesn't mean 10 MWh output. A modern nuclear reactor with 10 MW gross capacity has approximately 9 MW net capacity, that means it yearly output is about 78840 MWh (9*24*365), but you have reduce some days for revision, so the yearly output is about ~72000 MWh.

The yearly average electricity consumption of a chinese household is about 1349 kWh or 1.349 MWh for the year 2010. 2016 it might be higher, but I don't have the current number.

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1.349 MWh * 50000 = 67450 MWh

I think 50000 household should be correct.
 

advill

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Being in the militia is not a full time job.

These guys are like the US national guard or British territorial army.

Weekend warriors who are given some military training so they could be called up when needed.

However, for 99% of their time, they return to normal civilian life. Which would be as fishermen in this case.

If could well be that after returning to civilian life, most of them continued with their patrols as they did during their time with the militia.

They would have had no official orders or sanction to do so, and would almost certainly not have been allowed to keep the weapons and equipment they were issued during militia duty. OTOH, they would have not been explicitly ordered by China to stop either.

They are operating in the grey, which would allow China to disavow them or back them up as and when it suits China's needs.

If they go too far, it's just private Chinese citizens taking things into their own hands. If foreign coast guards or navies tries to bully them, the Chinese coast guard and navy are close by ready to have their backs.

It's just the same great power games like the Russia Green Men, or American 'moderate' terrorists - pawns to allow great powers to advance their interests without having to publically get their own hands dirty.
 

advill

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My personal belief is - a national militia or mobilised volunteer reserve (as I was one in the 1960s), has a duty to protect the nation and its territories. My take after studying the South China Sea disputes is they could be settled amicably. Common sense and common good should prevail for the benefit of all countries in the region, and world trade at large. American Fortune Magazine of 5 October 1992, predicted with the Cover Page "ASIA 2000: A guide to the new power and competitiveness of the fastest growing region in the world." China has since taken the lead economically (i.e. trade, investments and commerce), with Japan and the 4 Asian Tigers (Singapore, South Korea, HK and Taiwan) complementing this growth, even during quite recent intermittent global downturns. The 21st Century, barring major hostilities/wars can be an "Asian Century". This was predicted by several notable US/Western and Asian scholars and business people. I have also spoken about this to university students, and during a few past regional business seminars. Hopefully, let Peace and Prosperity be with all of us, as we begin to overcome obstacles with the "owlish" approaches rather than the "hawkish" ones.
 

dingyibvs

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10 MW reactor doesn't mean 10 MWh output. A modern nuclear reactor with 10 MW gross capacity has approximately 9 MW net capacity, that means it yearly output is about 78840 MWh (9*24*365), but you have reduce some days for revision, so the yearly output is about ~72000 MWh.

The yearly average electricity consumption of a chinese household is about 1349 kWh or 1.349 MWh for the year 2010. 2016 it might be higher, but I don't have the current number.

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1.349 MWh * 50000 = 67450 MWh

I think 50000 household should be correct.
You can't just convert KW to KWh like that, power usage has peaks and troughs.
 

Max Demian

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10 MW reactor doesn't mean 10 MWh output. A modern nuclear reactor with 10 MW gross capacity has approximately 9 MW net capacity, that means it yearly output is about 78840 MWh (9*24*365), but you have reduce some days for revision, so the yearly output is about ~72000 MWh.

The yearly average electricity consumption of a chinese household is about 1349 kWh or 1.349 MWh for the year 2010. 2016 it might be higher, but I don't have the current number.

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1.349 MWh * 50000 = 67450 MWh

I think 50000 household should be correct.
Except the article states: "measuring about 6.1 metres long and 2.6 metres high, it would be able to generate 10 megawatts of heat". That's thermal power, not electrical power.

Without knowing the % convertible to electrical power, it's difficult to make extrapolations. However, it's reasonable to assume that it's < 50%. Probably in the range of 30-40%.
 

Hendrik_2000

Brigadier
Well everybody still mystified by these hexagonal structure What are they?
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No one knows what these hexagonal structures the Chinese keep building in the South China Sea are for

Unidentified hexagonal structures at Fiery Cross, Subi, and Mischief reefs.
In addition to China's
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on reefs in the South China Sea, mysterious facilities have also emerged.

Satellite imagery published by the
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(AMTI), a unit of the
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, shows several unidentified hexagonal structures on Fiery Cross, Subi, and Mischief reefs.

The formations are always oriented toward the sea and started to appear in May according to experts at AMTI.

"I'm afraid I can't comment just yet," Gregory Poling, director of AMTI told Business Insider about the hexagonal designs. "But the reason we put them out like this is to collect opinions from other experts in the field."

It has been nearly a month since the Hague-based court
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in the South China Sea. All the while, Beijing maintains ruling has no bearing and continues to build in the region.

All photos republished with permission from the
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Subi Reef

CSIS/AMTI/Digital Globe
China began working on Subi Reef in July 2014 and has since reclaimed
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. Currently, Subi Reef remains China's northernmost outpost in the Spratly Island chain.

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CSIS/AMTI/Digital Globe/Amanda Macias/Business Insider
 

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