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China to turn atomic bomb test base into 'red tourism' site

Press Trust of India
Oct 16, 2012 at 03:18am IST

Beijing: China will turn a deserted nuclear experiment base, where the country's first atomic bomb was detonated more than half a century ago, into a "red tourism" site. About $944,88 will be invested to turn the Malan Base in the restive Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region into a "red tourism" site, state-run Xinhua news agency on Monday reported quoting a local official.

Labs and dormitories used by the nuclear scientists, as well as a 300-meter anti-air strike tunnel, will be preserved, said the official said. China detonated its first atomic bomb in the desert near Malan on October 16, 1964.

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