Starting August 15, China will restrict exports of some drones and supercomputers, according to Reuters.
Citing the Chinese state news agency Xinhua, apparently the Asian superpower is concerned that its rapidly developing technology could help benefit “illegal elements,” a possible reference to rebels in western China’s Xinjiang province.
China has been known to sell its drones to Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan and other developing nations. Already, China’s DJI is the world’s largest consumer drone manufacturer—but these restrictions likely only affect larger military scale aircraft for now.
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