Chinese and American physicists after playing soccer together at a fusion research facility in southeastern China. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences

What trade war? How China and US bonded over soccer and a nuclear ‘man-made sun’

  • Fusion energy can be controlled more effectively after latest breakthrough in the two countries’ joint effort
  • Lead scientist on Chinese side hails decades-long collaboration and says trade war ‘has not affected us at all’
Topic |   China science

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Chinese and American physicists after playing soccer together at a fusion research facility in southeastern China. Photo: Chinese Academy of Sciences
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Illustration: Tian Yan

China’s academics join calls for reform and opening up as US trade war pressure looks set to continue

  • Prescriptions for change are being publicly suggested by Chinese experts as trade conflicts with the West appear set to continue
  • Pushing ahead with reform considered crucial as US tariff war pushes investors to relocate supply chains away from China
Topic |   China economy

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Illustration: Tian Yan
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