China Outspends the US on Fusion in the Race for Energy's Holy Grail


  1. China is outspending the U.S. on fusion energy, investing $1.5 billion annually compared to the U.S. government’s fusion budget of around $800 million.
  2. China has built a massive fusion technology campus, launched a national fusion consortium, and employs three shifts of workers to advance projects.
  3. With 10 times as many Ph.D.s in fusion science and engineering, China could surpass U.S. and European magnetic fusion capabilities in three to four years.

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