Ruixiang 1E, China's first domestically developed electricity-powered aircraft, Photo; SCMP

China to open up lower airspace

State Council promises to open up airspace below 3,000 metres to the general aviation industry, a sector expected to grow to 1 trillion yuan by 2020. Sources say the plan will be tested in Guangdong and Hainan from this year.

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Ruixiang 1E, China's first domestically developed electricity-powered aircraft, Photo; SCMP
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Sijia Jiang

Sijia Jiang

Sijia is a business reporter in charge of the Post’s coverage of the Greater China aviation industry. She also writes about consumer and technology sectors. She joined the Post through its cadet programme after graduating from the University of Cambridge with a Master of Philosophy in Politics.