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China’s Ambitions for Drone Industry Flying High

China plans to promote the application of drones in such areas as agriculture and emergency response. Above: A drone sprays pesticide on crops. Photo: Visual China
China plans to promote the application of drones in such areas as agriculture and emergency response. Above: A drone sprays pesticide on crops. Photo: Visual China

China wants its drone industry to take off to $27 billion in total output by 2025, as part of the “Made in China 2025” campaign to add more high-tech spice to country’s domestic manufacturing sector.

In a guideline issued Friday, China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) pledged support and regulations that bolster the country’s drone industry.

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