外文标题：China reveals how it secretly tested first nuclear bomb
BEIJING: For the first time, China is revealing how it researched and conducted its first nuclear test in 1964. Most of the workers on the atomic bomb project did not know what they were working at.
“Every workshop was separated, some produced parts and some were in charge of assembly,” Wang Suide, a 76-year-old former soldier, told Xinhua News Agency half a century after China detonated its first atomic bomb.
He came to know he was working on the bomb project only after he heard on TV that China had become the fifth nuclear power. A government news release at that time said, “China exploded an atomic bomb at 3pm on Oct 16, 1964, thereby successfully carrying out its first nuclear test”.
Some of the old buildings in the research and test locations now serve as an education center as the nuclear base was shut down in the 1990s, Xinhua revealed. The government has housed 500 workers of the first nuclear plant along with their families of the first plant in Hefei, capital of Anhui province.
Another worker, Dong Dianju, 73, spent for 34 years at the atomic bomb test base inside the location of a factory, Factory No 221 in Qinghai province.
“The weeds were taller than people, you could not even open your eyes when winds blew,” he said about the time he arrived at the remote, thinly populated area in 1958. The temperature reached -40C in winter, and one took to winter clothes after August.
In interviews with the official Xinhua, Ren Tie, described how he lost all his teeth by age 50 due to radiation. He was among those tasked to clean the field after the test.
“I love to read newspapers, watch documentaries and the military channel,” said Wang, who also enjoys gardening.
Sheep inwolvesclothes (Unknown)
In China people still don’t know what happens around them
This was the biggest ever mistake India did when Nehru was asked for Help in Nuclear Bomb by West, Nehru refused in the name of PEACE & passed oppertunity to China for 5th Nuclear Nation as well as 5th Permanent Member of UNSC in 1959. China’s expansionism started after that.
china also handed over ready made nuclear bombs to pakistan,north korea,even iran,,,,,besides supporting a number of dictatorships with bad human rights records,,,
Shivshankar Singh (Unknown)
Poor guys, didn’t even know they were working on nuclear bom
so why after 5 decades
gone to the beach (call me)
They are so proud likr they invented it or something.
deepikapaola (Location) replies to gone to the beach
It seems Chinese people are proud of their country and work hard collectively to make China better. We Indians seem to do the exact opposite.