CHINESE SCIENTISTS ACHIEVES QUANTUM BREAKTHROUGH

https://phys.org/news/2020-12-chinese-photonic-quantum-supremacy.amp

A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in China has built and tested a photonic quantum computer that demonstrates quantum supremacy. In their paper published in the journal Science, the group describes their computer, which they call Jiuzhang, and how well it performed while conducting Gaussian boson sampling.

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  • USA&The West:"ThEy StOlE OuR FuTuRe TeCh."
  • Apparently China is a bit late to the dance. From the article above:

    The goal is to achieve what has come to be known as" quantum supremacy"—where a quantum computer can outperform conventional computers on at least one type of task. Until now, only one computer has ever achieved this feat—Google's Sycamore device.

    If the article is accurate (I haven't looked to see if other sources provide the same information), Google's Sycamore device has already achieved "quantum supremacy."
  • With computer "supremacy," China's Communist Party will be better able to monitor all their citizens and continue to jail "dissidents"...like the millions of Chinese Muslims being jailed, for example.

    Data leak reveals how China 'brainwashes' Uighurs in prison camps
    Published24 November 2019 by BBC News

    Leaked documents detail for the first time China's systematic brainwashing of hundreds of thousands of Muslims in a network of high-security prison camps.

    The Chinese government has consistently claimed the camps in the far western Xinjiang region offer voluntary education and training.

    But official documents, seen by BBC Panorama, show how inmates are locked up, indoctrinated and punished.

    China's UK ambassador dismissed the documents as fake news.


    The leak was made to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), which has worked with 17 media partners, including BBC Panorama and The Guardian newspaper in the UK.

    The investigation has found new evidence which undermines Beijing's claim that the detention camps, which have been built across Xinjiang in the past three years, are for voluntary re-education purposes to counter extremism.

    About a million people - mostly from the Muslim Uighur community - are thought to have been detained without trial.

    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-50511063

    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/aug/05/secret-footage-uighur-detention-merdan-ghappar-chinese-prison-xinjiang
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