China recently completed the construction of this reactor and the operations for the same are expected to commence starting 2020, according to Xinhua News.
China’s artificial sun is dubbed HL-2M and it was constructed by China National Nuclear Corporation in collaboration with Southwestern Institute of Physics. It is installed at Leshan, Sichuan province.
When fully active, the reactor is capable of reaching temperatures 13 times hotter than our sun — approximately 200 million degrees celsius. Our sun maxes out at 15 million degrees celsius.