Beijing: Zhu Guangya, who contributed to the development of China`s first atom and hydrogen bombs, died on Saturday. He was 87.
Zhu was a senior academician at the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering. He also served as vice chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People`s Political Consultative Conference, China`s top political advisory body, between 1994-2003, Xinhua reported.
Born in central China`s Yichang city, Zhu obtained a PhD in nuclear physics from the University of Michigan in 1950. He returned to China the same year and later joined the ruling Communist Party of China in 1956.