Abstract. Significant progress in obtaining high performance discharges under quasi-steady-state in the HT-7 super-conducting tokamak has been realized since the last IAEA meeting. HT-7 has produced a variety of discharges with H89 > 1 4 for a duration of several to several tens energy confinement times with non-inductive driven current of 50-80%. The duration at H89 > 1.5 with 1 has been extended to 130 energy confinement times. The reproducible long pulse discharge with T - e 1 keV and central density 1x1019m- 3 can be easily obtained with duration of 10-20 seconds. In the HL-1M tokamak, a kinetic MHD instability during ECRH and combined ECRH and LHCD was observed. This instability was driven purely by energetic electron. By using high-pressure supersonic molecular beam injection, very high density and evidence of the onset of clustering were obtained.