The China National Nuclear Corporation (CNNC) has been told that, apart from the remaining plants at Chashma, it will also build a 1-GigaWatt plant. That means that China has overcome the reservations it had over possible objections by the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) to its nuclear cooperation with Pakistan. The entry of China into the nuclear trade, particularly in peaceful applications, made it join the NSG, and it wished the NSG approve its existing dealings, including the agreement with Pakistan. The first of four plants, CHASHNUPP-I, is online and providing 300 MW to the national grid, while CHASHNUPP-II is also going up. Later, CHASHNUPP III and IV will go up, each with a generation capacity of 340 MW. Thus the entire project is designed to produce 1.28 GW, and so the proposed plant will not only use more up-to-date technology, but will encompass in a single plant something like the same generation capacity as the earlier four. These plants will go a long way to meeting Pakistans energy needs, expected to grow seven or eight times in a couple of decades. Nuclear plants are not a short-term solution to the power crisis the country is experiencing, but perhaps it is the only way out of it. Since nuclear power is the most developed of the unconventional power technologies, it is the most likely way out of the crisis. It is also worth noting that whereas both the American and Russian nuclear industries have suffered major accidents (Three Mile Island and Chernobyl respectively), the Chinese has not, and thus though the first two powers are not supplying Pakistan, any security concerns are misplaced, and may well be motivated. The Chinese decision to move forward on this project is once again a symbol of how China values Pakistan, and is also sensitive to its needs. This forms a particularly bitter contrast to the USA, which has made promises about helping Pakistan, but not only has done nothing practical, it has instead given a civilian nuclear deal to India, freeing up its nuclear resources for use against Pakistan.