The number of civilian pilots certified to operate unmanned aerial vehicles－known as UAVs or drones－and training centers has soared over the past four years, according to an industry report released on Wednesday.
"The new administration will help to improve the level of government management and services, and ensure the legitimate rights and other interests of immigrants in China," said Huang Ningning, managing partner at Grandall Law Firm in Shanghai.
The country will continue to adopt a prudent, neutral monetary policy and a proactive fiscal policy to maintain stable economic growth while taking forceful measures to ward off financial risks, according to the draft report, which was released to reporters ahead of the session.
2018 marks the 30 year anniversary of Hainan province, as well as 40 years since China's beginnings of its opening up policies. China Daily's journalist takes a journey from Hainan's capital, Haikou, to the southern paradise of Sanya, to experience how the island's major accomplishments reflect a global and beautiful Hainan, but also a global and beautiful China.
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 China Civil Aviation Administration authorized AOPA-China to issue licenses beginning in 2015. The administration requires licenses for people operating unmanned aerial vehicles heavier than 7 kilograms.
President Xi called for deepening military-civilian integration, while highlighting sci-tech innovation as the key to military upgrading.