BEIJING, March. 1 (Xinhua) -- China has completed construction of a thermonuclear fusion reactor, the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced here on Thursday.
"The Experimental Advanced Super conducting Tokamak (EAST) fusion reactor has obtained state ratification for test results, use of funds, operational management and data authenticity," said a 34-person joint ratification committee at the CAS news conference.
The 34-person committee mainly consists of officials and experts with CAS, the State Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Science and Technology and the National Natural Science Foundation of China.
The EAST fusion reactor was tested earlier this month by CAS Institute of Plasma Physics in central China's Anhui Province, and succeeded in generating an electrical current of 250 kilo amperes in five seconds.
EAST fusion reactor, which replicates the energy generating process of the sun, has also been dubbed "the artificial sun".