Quantum information

  • Quantum communication lines boasts ultra-high security.

  • It is impossible to wiretap, intercept or crack the information transmitted through them.

  • In November 2016, China launched a 712-km quantum communication line, stated to be the world’s longest secure telecommunications network, which boasts of ultra-high security making it impossible to wiretap, intercept or crack the information transmitted through them.

  • The new quantum communication line links Hefei, capital of Anhui province, to Shanghai, the country’s financial hub.

  • It is part of a 2,000-km quantum communication line connecting Beijing and Shanghai.

  • The Beijing-Shanghai quantum communication line is expected to be completed at the end of this year.

  • In August 2016, China successfully launched the world’s first quantum satellite. It was nicknamed “Micius” after a fifth century BC Chinese philosopher and scientist.

  • The Beijing-Shanghai quantum communication line will be connected to the satellite through the line’s station in Beijing, enabling the space-to-Earth quantum communication network.