It will soon become the first nation to launch the world's first quantum communication satellite in space, when the rocket takes off in July.

China specifically developed the satellite to help it securely send and receive data by achieving quantum communication between space and earth.

China's satellite is slated to enable transmission of data without the fear of it being intercepted by a third party.

"There are many bottlenecks in the information security," said Pan Jianwei of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, who is the chief scientist of the project.

"The Edward Snowden case has told us that the information in the transmission networks are exposed to risks of being monitored and being attacked by hackers."

Jianwei spoke about the impending launch of the satellite at a seminar in Shanghai, in which he also claimed that the launch would prove China to be the world leader in establishing successful quantum communication, the Mirror reported.

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