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Published on May 19th, 2017 | by Joe Scott

Chinese Drone Owners Will Now Have To Register With The Government For Safety Purposes

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Chinese drone owners will have to register their UAV and use their real names with the country’s civilian aviation regulator starting June 1, according to the organization’s statement.

Chinese authorities have become concerned with drone safety after unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) accidents have made headlines at least a dozen times since the beginning of the year, according to South China Morning Post.

Since drones have become publicly available in China, the market has boomed in China, and it is now estimated to be worth about $10.9 billion, of which almost half consists of drones used to monitor agriculture and forests.

Real-name registration is likely to dampen the drone market, however, as almost every single drone will have to be registered.

According to Zhang Yiyi, a sales manager of Flypro Aerospace Tech, a Shenzhen-based consumer drone maker, the new regulations are necessary, even if it will lower sales numbers in the short term.

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