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High-Flying Drone Industry Faces Getting Wings Clipped

By April Ma
People look at drones produced by DJI in the 18th China International Industry exhibition in Shanghai, China, on Nov.1, 2016. Photo: Visual China
People look at drones produced by DJI in the 18th China International Industry exhibition in Shanghai, China, on Nov.1, 2016. Photo: Visual China

(Beijing) — Civil aviation and commerce officials in China take undisguised pride in the nation’s status as the source of about 70% of all drones sold worldwide every year, but recent drone scares at a major airport could have sparked a regulatory reset for rules regarding unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

“The Ministry of Information and Technology (MIIT) has been delighted to see the development of commercial drones,” said a government source, adding that the ministry “attaches great importance to China’s edge in this emerging field.”

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