A Chinese state-owned company has pleaded guilty in the United States and been fined $3 million for conspiring to violate U.S. nuclear export restrictions on Pakistan.
The China Nuclear Industry Huaxing Construction company was charged with supplying U.S.-manufactured high-temperature coatings to a Pakistani nuclear power plant, using a distributor in China to evade U.S. regulations.
The firm pleaded guilty in federal court in Washington on December 3.
U.S. authorities have imposed a $2 million criminal fine on the company.
But it will only have to pay half of this amount if it completes five years of U.S. probation.
In a separate agreement with the U.S. Commerce Department, the company agreed to pay a $1 million fine and be audited to ensure compliance with U.S. laws.
Based on reporting by AP, Reuters, and AFP