Li Jianguo Inspected EAST
count: [2011-04-01]

Vice chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), Li Jianguo inspected ASIPP on March 24,he was welcomed by Director Prof. Li Jiangang.

First Prof. Li gave a presentation on nuclear energy development, introducing the fusion research and application in China. Prof. Li said after ten years hard work, as an important base for thermonuclear fusion research, ASIPP has solved several tough problems on superconductivity, cryogenics, power supply, and plasma control, and then successfully developed EAST Tokamak. After Prof. Li’s introduction about EAST, Li Jianguo watched the EAST discharge record in EAST control room. Li Jianguo was very “excited” learning that maximum plasma current of 1MA, and a world-record 100s duration discharge with highest temperature of 40 million degrees were realized.

Fusion, as a “clean, efficient, safe, pollution-free energy”, should be realized for peaceful use as soon as possible, according to Li Jianguo, he also called on ASIPP scientists to make relentless efforts in fusion energy development. Prof. Li Jiangang expressed his confidence that ASIPP will achieve EAST scientific goals during the 12th Five-Year Plan period, and will contribute more to meet the state strategy energy demand of the 13th Five-Year Plan period.

The Party Secretary-general of Anhui CPC, Zhang Baoshun accompanied Li Jianguo’s inspection to ASIPP.  (Wang Yuan Reports)

Background

The Five-Year Plans

The Five-Year Plans of People's Republic of China (PRC) are a series of economic development initiatives. The economy was shaped by the Communist Party of China (CPC) through the plenary sessions of the Central Committee and national congresses. The party plays a leading role in establishing the foundations and principles of Chinese communism, mapping strategies for economic development, setting growth targets, and launching reforms.


   The 12th Five-Year Plan (2011–2015)

On Monday, March 14th, 2011, the Chinese government passed the Twelfth Five-Year Plan which seeks to: address rising inequality and create an environment for more sustainable growth by prioritizing more equitable wealth distribution, increased domestic consumption, and improved social infrastructure and social safety nets.