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Daya Bay NPP named among “China’s 150 Firsts”

2019-09-24

The Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant (NPP) and Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment project were named among “China’s 150 Firsts” at an exhibition of China’s achievements in celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China.

Chinese President Xi Jinping toured the exhibition at the Beijing Exhibition Center on Sept 23, accompanied by Li Keqiang, Wang Yang, Wang Huning, Zhao Leji, Han Zheng, and Wang Qishan.



The exhibition focuses on the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics and the construction of a modern socialist country. It is divided into five parts focusing on the National Party Congress, plenary meetings of the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee, five-year plans, and more.

Picture boards, real objects, videos, and other media showcased the 70 years of development achieved by the Chinese people under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party and the political advantages of a socialist system.



A sand table model of the Daya Bay Nuclear Power Base


Daya Bay NPP is the largest Sino-foreign joint investment project to be carried out in the early days of China's Reform and Opening-up. As of Dec 31, 2018, it had generated 350.861 TWh of electricity, 248.818 TWh of which was supplied to Hong Kong.



The Daya Bay Nuclear Power Plant


The Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment project was launched by the Chinese Academy of Sciences with the support of CGN. It earned first place at the National Natural Science Awards in 2017, and was hailed as the greatest Chinese contribution to fundamental physics.



A model of the Daya Bay reactor neutrino experiment project


Other entries included a vacuum tube computer, FY meteorological satellite, Shenzhou VII manned spacecraft, the Chengdu-Chongqing Railway, the Three Gorges project, and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge.