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China gains in race to develop AI-enabled weapons

Expansion into "dual-use" technology poses challenge to US dominance

HENNY SENDER, Nikkei Asian Review Columnist | China

HONG KONG -- There were 1,000 of them dotting the night sky, floating gracefully like glowing purple, red and blue Chinese lanterns. It was the largest-ever demonstration of drones flying in formation, a spectacle that drew gasps from the crowd gathered in Guangzhou, China, to mark the end of the Lunar New Year.

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