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Govt to train 2,000 fusion experts

By Chen Jia | China Daily | Updated: 2011-05-26 07:56

BEIJING - 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.

Govt to train 2,000 fusion experts

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