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China to build world’s first hybrid fusion-fission reactor before 2030

Fusion-Fission Reactor

Fusion-Fission Reactor

The following is based on a translation of a report on a Chinese news site:

A report on akjunshi.com says the China Academy of Engineering Physics in Sichuan has completed the conception design of the world’s first hybrid fusionfission reactor.

As the institute is in charge of developing China’s nuclear weapons, it must have actual knowhow for such a project.

Russia, Europe, US and Japan are all doing research into such a reactor but so far have no plans for building one.

China is the only country that has a plan to make such a reactor a reality.

According to the most recent reports, the design is not much different from the mainstream design put forth by scientists in other countries.

The fission core, installed with Uranium-238, operates by a super strong electric current of 60 million amperes. It provides the energy for the fusion core wrapped in it. There will be no radioactive waste as the nuclear fuel will be entirely burnt.

Huang Hongwen, the deputy responsible person for the project, said that the experimental research platform for the technology of the key unit would be built around 2020, while the experimental reactor would be built around 2030.

The research team believes that the planned reactor will have twice the generation capability of existing fission reactors.

The reactor is safer because the fusion and fission reaction can be immediately stopped by cutting the external power supply.

However, the time schedule is regarded as too ambitious by some scientists.

A physicist in China’s prestigious Tsinghua University, who refuses to disclose his name, said that China would be lucky if it is able to build the first fusion reactor within 50 years, let alone a mixed fusion-fission reactor.

However, Prof. Evgeny Velikhov, “godfather” of modern fusion reactors, is reported as saying in 2012 that it is easier to build a mixed reactor as it needs only one fifth of the external input of energy required by a “pure fusion” reactor.

Source: akjunshi.com “China plans to build mixed fusion-fission nuclear reactor” (summary by Chan Kai Yee based on the report in Chinese)


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Author of the book "Tiananmen's Tremendous Achievements" about how with the help of Tiananmen Protests, talented scholars with moral integrity seized power in the Party and state and brought prosperity to China. The second edition of the book will be published within a few days to mark the 25th anniversary of Tiananmen Protests All the parts in the first edition remain in the second edition with a few changes due to information available later and better understanding. There are also some changes for improvements of style. The new parts are Chapters 12-19 on events in China after the first edition was published: The fierce power struggle for succession between reformists and conservatives; Xi Jinping winning all elders’ support during his mysterious disappearance for 2 weeks in early September, 2012; and Xi Jinping Cyclone. Chan Kai Yee's new book: SPACE ERA STRATEGY: The Way China Beats The US An eye-opening book that tells the truth how the US is losing to China. The US is losing as it adopts the outdated strategy of Air-Sea Battle while China adopts the space era strategy to pursue integrated space and air capabilities: It is losing due to its diplomacy that has given rise to Russian-Chinese alliance. US outdated strategy has enabled China to catch up and surpass the US in key weapons: Hypersonic weapons (HGV) that Pentagon regards as the weapon that will dominate the world in the future. Aerospaceplane in China’s development of space-air bomber that can engage enemy anywhere in the world within an hour and destroy an entire aircraft carrier battle group within minutes. Anti-satellite (ASAT) weapons, anti-ASAT weapons, stealth aircrafts, drones, AEW&C, etc. The book gives detailed descriptions of China’s weapon development based on information mainly from Chinese sources that the author monitors closely. U.S. Must Not Be Beaten by China! China is not a democracy. Its political system cannot prevent the emergence of a despotic leader or stop such a leader when he begins to bring disasters to people. A few decades ago, Mao Zedong, the worst tyrant in world history did emerge and bring disasters to Chinese people. He wanted to fight a nuclear war to replace capitalism with communism but could not bring nuclear holocaust to world people as China was too weak and poor at that time. If a despot like Mao Zedong emerges when China has surpassed the US in military strength, world people will suffer the misery experienced by Chinese people in Mao era. China surpassing the US in GDP is not something to worry about as China has the heavy burden to satisfy its huge population, but China surpassing the US in military strength will be world people’s greatest concern if China remains an autocracy. US people are of much better quality than Chinese people. What they lack is a wise leader to adopt the correct strategy and diplomacy and the creative ways to use its resources in developing its military capabilities. I hope that with the emergence of a great leader, the US can put an end to its decline and remain number one in the world. China, US, space era strategy, air-sea battle, space-air bomber, arms race, weapon development, chan kai yee


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