The rapid development also comes with a downside. Civil aviation has occasionally been interrupted by unmanned aircraft. Last year, the administration reported 19 illegal drone flights around Chinese airports in May, which affected 326 commercial flights.
The development of drones has boomed since 2014. China produced nearly 450,000 drones in 2016, and the total likely hit 500,000 in 2017, according to Wu Renbiao, vice-president of Civil Aviation University of China in Tianjin.
The class did not disappoint, and every Monday morning, 34 students－most older than 60－arrive for class, all wearing white shirts, black trousers and black leather shoes.
It will take the lead in dealing with foreigners who enter illegally and will repatriate illegal immigrants. It will also offer exit and entry management services for Chinese citizens on private affairs and actively engage in international cooperation involving immigration, the ministry said.
Are the two dreams compatible? Can the US and China both become “great again”, or must one succeed by forcing the other to fail?
"It shows that drones can be used in diverse businesses, which brings great convenience and incomparable advantages over manned aircraft," said Wang Xiazheng, director of the association's department that deals with unmanned aircraft.