China syndrome

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A behavior, policy, or situation characteristic of or involving China; an actual or potential catastrophe, especially one involving China.
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Submitted on July 07, 2010

Additional definitions for 'China syndrome':

China syndromeA hypothetical kind of catastrophic failure in which a nuclear reactor melts through the floor of its containment system and penetrates the earth's surface, continuing downward as if (from a Western Hemispheric point of view) traveling through the planet toward China.
China syndromeOne instance of such a nuclear mishap.
China syndromeA rare disease, first characterized in the early 1990s, which resembles poliomyelitis but which has somewhat different characteristics and occurs in persons vaccinated for poliomyelitis.
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