The new rules, which take effect immediately, include a presumption of denial for the export of nuclear goods to China’s largest nuclear power company, the state-backed China General Nuclear Power Co., or CGN, officials said. CGN was the subject of a 2016 indictment —that also targeted U.S. citizen, Szuhsiung “Allen” Ho—that said the company was developing “special nuclear material” outside the U.S. without required U.S. authorization. The restriction isn’t a blanket ban on sales, but it means that the U.S. will require a much higher degree of assurance that the technology wouldn’t be used improperly. The U.S. will review sales to non-CGN entities on a case-by-case basis, the officials said. The officials said they had evidence China was accelerating efforts to gain the technology for its military, including for use on islands in the South China Sea; for floating nuclear power plants with the potential for rapid deployment; and […]