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Already a world leader in drone production, it is now emerging as a world-class innovator

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EYE IN THE SKY: Drones were used to assess the damage caused by an explosion in Tianjin by comparing the high-resolution images that they took with satellite photographs of the site before the blast occurred.

Beijing

WHEN an explosion devastated parts of China's Tianjin port in August, one insurance company turned to Chinese-made drones to help analyse the rubble and estimate the damages.

Comparing satellite photographs of the site ahead of the blast with high-resolution images taken

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