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Fighting drones take center stage in China's Zhuhai air show

Cloud and AI open up new possibilities under Xi's military-civil fusion policy

China's Wing Loong-3 ranks high among global unmanned aerial vehicles in range and performance. (Photo by Yuri Momoi)

BEIJING -- From combat clouds to drone swarm attacks, this year's Zhuhai air show demonstrated China's rapid advancements in uncrewed military technologies under President Xi Jinping.

China will "speed up the development of unmanned, intelligent combat capabilities," Xi had pledged in his written report to the Communist Party congress in October, where he began a rare third term at the party's helm.

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