The system is based on Micius, the world’s first quantum communication satellite, which was launched by China in 2016. In the near future, the backbone of this system will connect Beijing, Shanghai, Jinan (Shandong province) and Hefei (Anhui province). Mr BAI Chunli, president of CAS, on Sept. 29 made also the world’s first intercontinental quantum video call to Anton Zellinger, president of the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna.

CAS news release, Sept. 30, 2017