China Builds World First Quantum ComputerPosted: May 4, 2017
SCMP says in its report “China hits milestone in developing quantum computer ‘to eclipse all others’” yesterday that Chinese scientists have built world first quantum computer.
It quotes Pan Jianwei, lead scientist on the project, as saying, “(T)heir machine would eclipse all of the world’s supercomputers in carrying out the calculations” in a few years’ time.
Previously Pan did research in Austria but could not find a teaching job in the West in spite of his great achievement in quantum technology. China invited him back and provides more funds than he needs and has thus enabled to realize his dreams in building the largest quantum communication network on land, launching world first quantum communication satellite and developing world first quantum computer.
Chinese government is rich and grudges no funds for its talented scientists and engineers. No wonder China can catch up with and surpass the West so fast.
Comment by Chan Kai Yee on SCMP’s report, full text of which can be found at http://www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politics/article/2092635/chinese-scientists-claim-milestone-developing-quantum