China’s Quantum Satellite Dispatches Transmissions Over a Record Distance of 1,200 Kilometres

A Chinese quantum satellite has dispatched transmissions over a distance of 1,200km (746 miles), a dozen times further than the previous record, a breakthrough in a technology that could be used to deliver secure messages, state media said on Friday. China launched the world’s first quantum satellite last August, to help establish “hack proof” communications between space and the ground, state media said at the time. The feat opens up “bright prospects” for quantum communications, said Pan Jianwei, the lead scientist of the Chinese team, Quantum Experiments at Space Scale…

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Foreign HEIs exempt from China’s NGO law

Hao Yunhong, deputy director general of the NGO management office at MPS, told the Chamber in Beijing that a foreign university coming to China to recruit students will not be required to comply with the law, which comes into effect on 1 January 2017. “These activities are not subject to the NGO law, as they are subject to MOE regulations” “Foreign universities may engage in recruiting activities in China through overseas study agencies that have a license from the Ministry of Education,” said Hao. “These activities are not subject to…

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