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Chinese Government to train 2,000 fusion experts

The Chinese Government is serious about promoting fusion research: In this photo you see the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak, in short EAST, that went into operation in 2006. (Click to view larger version...)
The Chinese Government is serious about promoting fusion research: In this photo you see the Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak, in short EAST, that went into operation in 2006.
China is planning to train 2,000 skilled experts to carry out research and development into a promising form of nuclear fusion that could become a major new source of power. The scientists and technicians will lead the nation's exploration of magnetic confinement fusion (MCF) and be trained during the next 10 years, said the Ministry of Science and Technology.

"China is trying to dispatch more qualified scientists to work on the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) in France," said Cao Jianlin, vice-minister of science and technology.

The ITER reactor under construction in Europe is being financially supported by many countries and experts hope it will help them learn how to effectively produce power through nuclear fusion. China contributes 10 percent of the funding for the multi-billion-dollar project but is only supplying 5 percent of the scientists working on the initiative.

Source: China Daily

Click here to read the press release issued by the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) - in Chinese.


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