"China's military has the ability and determination to defeat all attempts to separate our country, and it will adopt all necessary measures to resolutely defend national sovereignty, security and territorial integrity," ministry spokesman Wu Qian said.
That prompted the administration to introduce regulations requiring real-name registration of drones weighing more than 250 grams. As of March this year, more than 180,000 drones in civilian use had been registered under real names.
Chinese President Xi Jinping made the announcement when delivering a speech at a gathering to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the founding of Hainan Province and the Hainan Special Economic Zone (SEZ) Friday afternoon.
The new administration has integrated the entry and exit management and frontier inspection departments from the Ministry of Public Security, but is still under the ministry's management.
The stage therefore seems set for further exchanges of negative trade measures. There is no question that a sustained China-US trade war would cause huge damage to the world economy. As a result, stock markets, led by those on the New York Stock Exchange, have fallen from their recent peaks. There is no doubt that an escalation of these exchanges between the two largest economies in the world would hurt everybody, starting with the two countries themselves.
Once remote and underdeveloped, Hainan has become one of China's most open and dynamic regions and a top tourist destination.