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.
Xu Ganlu was appointed head of the administration and vice-minister of public security. Xu, 56, was head of the Political and Law Commission of Henan province before being transferred to his new post, the ministry said.
As of the end of 2017, China had 199 qualified training centers for civilian drone pilots and issued 24,407 certificates, according to a report issued by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association of China, a nonprofit organization.
The alleged dumping was exposed by a state television program. On Tuesday, CCTV ran a report based on its own investigation into illegal dumping by the Shanxi Sanwei Group Co., a chemical manufacturer listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.
The Global Competitiveness Report 2016-17 assesses the competitiveness landscape of 137 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity.
"There are around 3 million drones worldwide, 75 percent of which were made in China," Wu said in an earlier interview with China Daily.
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.