China recently launched a satellite into orbit with a unique feature: it has the ability to send information securely, not with mathematical encryption but by using the fundamental laws of physics. China will be the first country to achieve this feat, and it marks a milestone in the development of quantum technologies.
China’s new antiterrorism law requires tech firms to help security agencies in the decryption of electronic data, but doesn’t require telecoms and Internet service providers to hand over encryption codes to authorities.
Launching in 2016, the “Chinese Quantum Science Satellite” could make China the first country with space-based quantum communication capability
The People’s Republic of China has announced the development of a secure communications network that will transmit and receive data from space.
[...] a true satellite-based network would make it possible to send quickly encrypted messages in an instant around the world and open the door to other possible uses of the technology. China has in turn been repeatedly accused by t...