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GLOBALink | Highlights of the 2021 Quantum Industry Conference

GLOBALink | Highlights of the 2021 Quantum Industry Conference (via Qpute.com)


HEFEI, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) — Themed “Quantum Technology, Industry Revolution,” the 2021 Quantum Industry Conference was held in Hefei, east China’s Anhui Province, on Saturday.

The conference brought together a group of scientific researchers and industry leaders to discuss the development of the quantum industry and released a series of applications.

A participant experiences quantum video conference during the 2021 Quantum Industry Conference in Hefei, east China’s Anhui Province, Sept. 18, 2021. (Xinhua/Han Xu)

A participant watches a video on quantum metropolitan area network during the 2021 Quantum Industry Conference in Hefei, east China’s Anhui Province, Sept. 18, 2021. (Xinhua/Du Yu)

Participants view a quantum computing prototype model during the 2021 Quantum Industry Conference in Hefei, east China’s Anhui Province, Sept. 18, 2021. (Xinhua/Han Xu)

A participant takes photos of the quantum computing exhibition during the 2021 Quantum Industry Conference in Hefei, east China’s Anhui Province, Sept. 18, 2021. (Xinhua/Han Xu)

Participants view a quantum computing prototype model during the 2021 Quantum Industry Conference in Hefei, east China’s Anhui Province, Sept. 18, 2021. (Xinhua/Du Yu)

Participants experience quantum computing during the 2021 Quantum Industry Conference in Hefei, east China’s Anhui Province, Sept. 18, 2021. (Xinhua/Han Xu)

A participant views a quantum computing prototype model during the 2021 Quantum Industry Conference in Hefei, east China’s Anhui Province, Sept. 18, 2021. (Xinhua/Han Xu)

A participant uses mobile phones equipped with quantum cryptography technology during the 2021 Quantum Industry Conference in Hefei, east China’s Anhui Province, Sept. 18, 2021. (Xinhua/Du Yu)

In recent years, China has achieved a series of breakthroughs in quantum technology, including the world’s first quantum satellite, a 2,000-km quantum communication line between Beijing and Shanghai, and the world’s first optical quantum computing machine prototype.

Hefei, a hub for China’s quantum technology, is home to over 20 quantum technology enterprises and achieved an output value of some 430 million yuan (about 66.5 million U.S. dollars) in 2020.

Produced by Xinhua Global Service

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