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China demands companies like DJI to surrender with absolute loyalty

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China Demands Companies Like Dji To Surrender With Absolute Loyalty

The NY Times had a really interesting article that shines a light on what the Chinese government expects of the private sector, which would include companies such as DJI. It says that the government demands from Chinese private businesses to “surrender with absolute loyalty,” and for business people to “firmly listen to the party and follow the party,” to help make China great again...

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Drone show in China goes horribly wrong: dozens of drones crashed

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Drone Show In China Goes Horribly Wrong: Dozens Of Drones Crashed

Drone shows are often touted as an eco-friendly and safe alternative to traditional fireworks. But that safety is only relative, according to a recent drone incident in Shanghai. There, during a drone show, dozens of drones suddenly fell down, resulting in several injuries. Although the show took place above water, shipping traffic was not stopped.

Drones form scannable QR code over Shanghai skyline

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Drones Form Scannable Qr Code Over Shanghai Skyline

A drone light show with no less than 1,500 drones above the Shanghai skyline in China recently ended in a very special way. The luminous aircraft together formed a gigantic scannable QR code. Anyone who scanned the code with their phone was directed to the download link for a new game. But not everyone is happy with the flying billboard.

Illegal drone jammers bought on Chinese trading platform

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Illegal Drone Jammers Bought On Chinese Trading Platform

Although the purchase and use of jammers is not allowed in most countries, it appears to be no problem to get illegal drone jammers via Chinese suppliers. This is shown by research by the magazine Engineering & Technology. Without asking critical questions, a supplier was willing to send two drone jammers in parts to addresses in Germany and the UK from China.

EHang hints at new air taxi with 240-mile range

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Ehang Hints At New Air Taxi With 240-Mile Range 1

The Chinese developer of advanced aerial vehicles (AAVs) EHang has hinted via Twitter about the arrival of a new model air taxi with a much longer flight range than the current two-seater EH216. The new eVTOL is rumored to have a range of no less than 240 miles. Recently, a schematic of what could be the new eVTOL appeared on Chinese social media.

EHang offers tourist sightseeing flights by drone in China

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Ehang Offers Tourist Sightseeing Flights By Drone In China

Want to make a sightseeing flight by passenger drone? Nowadays it is possible in the Chinese city of Henqin. Last week, 36 tourists made a scenic flight in the EHang 216 AAV, an electrically powered multirotor drone with room for two people. EHang wants to start offering scenic flights in more Chinese cities in the near future. EHang is also becoming active closer to home: the company received...