An experimental quantum communication network consisted of the Micius satellite and over 700 optical fibres totalling 2,000km connecting 32 nodes in China. Image: Shutterstock An experimental quantum communication network consisted of the Micius satellite and over 700 optical fibres totalling 2,000km connecting 32 nodes in China. Image: Shutterstock
An experimental quantum communication network consisted of the Micius satellite and over 700 optical fibres totalling 2,000km connecting 32 nodes in China. Image: Shutterstock

China science

China’s experiment in quantum communication brings Beijing closer to creating a hack-proof network

  • Pan Jianwei and team report in science journal the results of two-year test for an integrated space-to-ground network
  • China is positioning itself to be a world leader in quantum technology, including drafting international standards

Topic |   China science
An experimental quantum communication network consisted of the Micius satellite and over 700 optical fibres totalling 2,000km connecting 32 nodes in China. Image: Shutterstock An experimental quantum communication network consisted of the Micius satellite and over 700 optical fibres totalling 2,000km connecting 32 nodes in China. Image: Shutterstock
An experimental quantum communication network consisted of the Micius satellite and over 700 optical fibres totalling 2,000km connecting 32 nodes in China. Image: Shutterstock
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