In May this year, news report that China has accelerated its Thorium nuclear energy program. It spends quite a lot resource on Thorium based nuclear energy which is safer and cheaper. Personally, I like Thorium based nuclear energy. US built one power plant but no more because it didn't generate nuclear waste which can extract Pu239 to make bombs.
As Western world abandons nuke energy (only keep bombs), it cannot force others to do the same.