The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) device – or “artificial sun” – in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: AFP/Chinese Academy of Sciences

China’s quest for clean energy heats up with groundbreaking ‘artificial sun’ project

  • Fusion reactor built by Chinese scientists in eastern Anhui province has notched up a series of research firsts
  • There are plans to build a separate facility that could start generating commercially viable fusion power by 2050, official says
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The Experimental Advanced Superconducting Tokamak (EAST) device – or “artificial sun” – in Hefei, Anhui province. Photo: AFP/Chinese Academy of Sciences
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