Since the signature of the ITER Agreement in Paris on 21 November 2006, China has made great progress on the establishment of the ITER China Office, which is affiliated to the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST). It is the entity which will provide the Chinese contributions to the ITER Organization. Under the leadership of Vice Minister Liu Yanhua of MOST, the ITER China Office will soon be transformed into the Chinese Domestic Agency, which will be the legal entity responsible for the implementation of the Chinese ITER fusion activities, and which will provide the ITER Organization with the components and procurement packages allocated to China.
The ITER China Office is divided into five departments: Project Management, Engineering, Quality Assurance, International Affairs, and Administration. Luo Delong, Contact Person for China, is the Deputy Director General of the ITER China Office, and is in charge of daily affairs related to ITER.
In order to develop fusion science and technology domestically, a Specialist Committee for National Magnetic Confinement Fusion has also been established, consisting of a chief scientist assisted by several specialists and experts from the fields of magnetic and inertial confinement fusion, ITER, and the educational community. The head of the committee is Professor Huo Yuping, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Science and both Contact Person and Participant Team Leader of China. return to Newsline #7