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Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visits EAST

Dong Shaohua, Institute of Plasma Physics, Hefei, China

The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) in Hefei (Photo: ASIPP) (Click to view larger version...)
The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) in Hefei (Photo: ASIPP)
On 9 April, the Chinese Vice President Xi Jinping visited the Institute of Plasma Physics at the Chinese Academy of Sciences (ASIPP) to take a look at the EAST Superconducting Tokamak. Fusion "is a grand conception," said Xi Jinping in the control room. "Humankind can not do without energy for its existence and development, and energy utilization won't be sustainable without science and technology. Fusion research will pave a bright way for humankind in energy alternatives."  

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