China is one of the biggest mass producers in the world and has succeeded in manufacturing almost every kind of item being used on the planet today. It has also become infamous for products that counterfeit luxury brands.
Now it aims to imitate another European model: CERN's Hadron Collider, the Daily Mail reports.
The sleeping giant is reported to be gearing up to producing an even larger super-collider by 2020, with the goal of understanding the Higgs boson. The Higgs is also known as the "God particle" that acts as a basic building block of the universe. Creating the God particle through the massive collider will very likely recreate the "Big Bang."
Popular Science reports that the Chinese plan to construct a super collider twice as large, to smash a greater number of particles that will eventually locate the elusive "God Particle."
China's version will be twice as large as the physics lab in Switzerland. Media pundits are speculating on how greater an impact such a device will likely produce. This facility will work to smash subatomic particles at an inconceivably high speed.
Few still understand the full implications of what results may happen at such a facility. In the past, CERN has made subtle references to producing a "portal" or "gateway" where something may come through.
A gigantic collider may, in fact, create such an implosion that it will bridge the present dimension to another. Possibilities of time travel have also been hinted at by the CERN experts.
The final concept design for the project is aimed at the end of 2016. This was revealed by Wang Yifang, director of the Institute of High Energy Physics at the China Academy of Sciences. With a larger space and a capacity double the size of CERN's, China expects to create millions of Higgs bosons. This will necessitate seven times more the energy of CERN's LHC.
Wang has previously said to China Daily that the LHC is too limited and will not escalate the energy it is currently capable of creating. However, CERN countered this and said that they would reach a tenfold increase of 'luminosity' (the rate of particle collisions) by 2025.
CERN chief Rolf Heuer said that "The High-Luminosity LHC will produce collisions 10 times more rapidly, increasing our discovery potential and transforming the LHC into a machine for precision studies: the natural next step for the high-energy frontier."
As China is in a race to outdo the CERN lab, it is speculated that higher goals than these are being targeted. At the moment, CERN already has its facility stretching up to 27 kilometres along the French-Swiss border.