China’s ‘unhackable’ communication network

According to the BBC, China is launching a new “unhackable” communication network, as malicious hackers carry out more attacks.

Turning to quantum cryptography technology, the Chinese project in the city of Jinan has been “touted a milestone by state media”.

China’s quantum communication push is a big development stride for China, making internet more secure from traditional encryption, eavesdroppers and by hiding the key needed to read a message.

200 users from the government, military, finance and electricity sectors will be able to send messages “privately and safely”.

Valerio Scarani, a Physicist with Centre for Quantum Technologies at the National University of Singapore, said: “We have to admit that when China invests into something, they have the financial power and manpower that is beyond probably anything else in the world except the US military.”

Written by Leah Alger