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City of drones building a high-flying business

A drone made by Shenzhen Smartdrone UAV carries wine in a cup.

SHENZHEN, China -- In the late afternoon on a day in late May, I heard a grating "buzz buzz buzz" sound among the high-rises in the business district in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, in southern China. I looked up to catch a sight of a drone that was flying about, blaring bizarre electronic sounds in the darkening sky.

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