From Xinhua, via China Economic Net:
Chinese scientists are considering strengthening international cooperation in research on fusion power plants, one of China’s top science and technology decision makers said here recently.
In a recent interview with the BBC, Lu Yongxiang, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), said fusion power plants will be final result of today’s studies of plasma physics.
China, the European Union, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Russia and the United States are collaborating on the international experimental program, called ITER, which means “the way” in Latin.
Lu, who is also a CAS academician specializing in hydromechanics, estimated that commercialized fusion power plants might be put into use in the next 50 to 70 years.