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China opens 2,000-km quantum communication line

Updated: Sep 30,2017 10:18 AM     Xinhua

Guests attend the opening ceremony of the Jing-Hu, or Beijing-Shanghai, Trunk Line, in Beijing, capital of China, Sept 29, 2017. A 2,000-km quantum communication line was opened between Beijing and Shanghai on Sept 29. The line is the world’s first trunk line for secure quantum telecommunications. Known as the Jing-Hu, or Beijing-Shanghai, Trunk Line, it connects Beijing, Jinan, Hefei and Shanghai. The line is connected to the world’s first quantum satellite, which was launched by China in August last year, through a station in Beijing. The satellite is nicknamed “Micius,” after a fifth century BC Chinese philosopher and scientist who has been credited as the first person to conduct optical experiments.[Photo/Xinhua]

Staff of the Jing-Hu, or Beijing-Shanghai, Trunk Line, work at University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, East China’s Anhui province, Sept 29, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

Bai Chunli, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), has a video call with Austrian quantum physicist Anton Zeilinger, through the quantum satellite “Micius”, in Beijing, capital of China, Sept 29, 2017. [Photo/Xinhua]

Staff attend the opening ceremony of the Jing-Hu, or Beijing-Shanghai, Trunk Line, at University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, East China’s Anhui province, Sept 29, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

Pan Jianwei, lead scientist of the Jing-Hu, or Beijing-Shanghai, Trunk Line, speaks during the opening ceremony of the line in Beijing, capital of China, Sept 29, 2017.[Photo/Xinhua]

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