The launching ceremony for the installation of major projects of the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) program was held on July 28 at the organization's headquarters in France. President Xi Jinping sent a congratulatory letter.
Xi Jinping pointed out that science has no borders and innovation has no end. International scientific and technological cooperation is of great significance to deal with the global challenges facing mankind. The International Thermonuclear Fusion Experimental Reactor Program bears the good wishes of mankind for the peaceful use of nuclear fusion energy. Since the implementation of the program, China has always abided by its international commitments. Chinese enterprises and scientific researchers have bravely shouldered heavy burdens and made concerted efforts with their international counterparts, contributing China's wisdom and strength to the smooth progress of the program. More than ten years of active exploration and practice have fully proved that open communication is the key path to explore the scientific frontier.
Xi Jinping stressed that at present, the world is facing severe challenges brought about by the novel coronavirus pneumonia epidemic, and mankind needs to move forward hand in hand more than ever before to overcome the difficulties together. China is willing to continue to strengthen scientific research exchanges and cooperation with all parties, work together to break through major key sciences and technologies, promote global scientific and technological innovation, and continuously make new contributions to the well-being of all peoples and the realization of global sustainable development.
The International Thermonuclear Fusion Experimental Reactor Program is the largest and most far-reaching international scientific project in the world today. China formally signed a contract to join the program in 2006.