China claims to have carried out a successful first test Thursday on its experimental thermonuclear fusion reactor, state media reported.
The brief Xinhua News Agency report gave no details about the nature of the test or the results.
The test was carried out on a Tokamak fusion device in the eastern Chinese city of Hefei, the report said.
China has been eager to claim progress in the project, said to be the first such reactor in the world.
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