On July 21, 2010 the China Experimental Fast Reactor (CEFR) achieved its first criticality. The reactor, operated by the China Institute of Atomic Energy (CIAE) in Beijing, is a 20 MWe (65 MWt) sodium-cooled pool type reactor. It is supposed to be the first in a series of fast reactors that China is planning to build by 2030.
According to AtomInfo.ru, the current plan calls for construction of a series of fast reactors similar to the Russian BN-800. The demonstration reactor, CDFR, is expected to start operating in 2018. A small series of commercial CCFR reactors, will be completed by 2030. China is also planning to build a demonstration large fast breeder reactor, CDFBR, that would provide 1000-1500 MWe by the and of 2020s and then a commercial series of reactors of this type, CCFBR, in the 2030s.
It is not clear if China will use Russia's assistance in building the first reactors of the BN-800 type. According to an intergovernmental agreement, Russia will build two BN-800 reactors in China.