China curbs exports of drone-related equipment amid U.S. tech tension

A drone is seen in the sky as Chinese drone maker DJI holds a demonstration to display an app that tracks a drone’s registration and owner in Montreal, Canada, November 13, 2019. REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo BEIJING, July 31 (Reuters) – China on Monday announced export controls on some drone-related equipment, saying it wanted to safeguard “national security and interests” amid escalating tension with the United States over access to technology.

The restrictions on equipment including some drone engines, lasers, communication equipment and anti-drone systems would take effect on Sept. 1, the commerce ministry said.

The controls would also affect some consumer […]

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