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Alibaba, Chinese academy team up on quantum cryptography

HANGZHOU, China -- The Alibaba Group and the government-affiliated Chinese Academy of Sciences will work together on research and development of practical applications of quantum cryptography for secure data transmission.     

     The academy and Alibaba's cloud computing subsidiary, Aliyun, cofounded a quantum computing laboratory in Shanghai in July. With the recent announcement, the partners have embarked on R&D and plan to start large-scale verification experiments by the end of the year.

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