China Sets Up Global Quantum Communications Network

China has begun establishing quantum communications networks in several cities, and is currently building a 1,000-km quantum communications line connecting Beijing and Shanghai. Based on the principles of quantum physics, quantum communication provides a new way to process information, including encoding, storage, transmission and logic operations, as well as the precise manipulation of photons, atoms and other microscopic particles, the People’s Daily reported on Tuesday. “Traditionally, secure encryption and transmission of information is dependent on complex algorithms,” said Pan Jianwei, a Chinese quantum scientist and professor at the University of…

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