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Authorities in Shanghai are set to require people who want to fly drones in public to first obtain a license.

The licenses themselves will be issued by the Aero Sports Federation of China.

Wang Zhixing is one of around a hundred people in Shanghai who has already taken the test to qualify for the forthcoming regulations.

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“Although the mini-drone is intelligent, it still needs manual control. If the operator does not have the necessary safety knowledge and sends a wrong command, the drone will drop, which is very dangerous.”

The new rules for flying drones are expected to take effect before the end of this year.

Mini-drones are becoming increasingly popular in China for use in aerial photography and filming.