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China turns on its “Artificial Sun”, seeks for breakthrough in nuclear fusion energy

China will keep faith in the idea of nuclear fusion energy
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China’s newest nuclear fusion reactor has been activated and coined the name of “rise of an artificial sun”.

The “artificial sun”, named as HL-2M Tokamak, is a nuclear fusion reactor that could fuel its energy ambitions for years to come if they can make it more sustainable.

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The term “artificial sun” has been widely used by the media is arguably inaccurate. The sun has burned steadily for 4.6 billion years, while the HL-2M experiment lasted only a few seconds.

Nevertheless, it is an important step for China to achieve commercial production of fusion energy by 2050, while most of the countries abandon the nuclear power, China will keep faith in the idea.

Wilfred Tan
Former journalist cum editor. I lead the content creation process at News Asia Today. From the awesome country of Malaysia.