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In technology, where China leads, the rest of the world follows

From drones to surveillance, Beijing expands what is possible

Drones, with their civilian and military applications, can give rise to both amazement and alarm. (Nikkei Montage/ Source photo by Reuters and Getty Images) 

On New Year’s Eve, residents of Shanghai were apparently treated to a dazzling show produced not by the traditional display of fireworks over the Huangpu river but by 2,000 drones illuminating the night sky with lights, shapes, a constellation-like running man (symbolizing "Shanghai’s achievements," according to a government video) and, at the stroke of midnight, the Chinese characters urging viewers to follow their dreams.

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