Demand for agricultural drone pilots has risen as the technology matures. Photo: Xinhua

China’s migrant worker exodus has created demand for drone pilots to help ageing left-behind farmers

  • Drone piloting an example of new occupations created by explosion of gig economy
  • A drone pilot can earn more than a factory worker, with more freedom and flexibility
Topic |   China technology

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Demand for agricultural drone pilots has risen as the technology matures. Photo: Xinhua
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Celia Chen

Celia Chen

Celia is a tech reporter for the Post, covering companies such as Tencent, JD.com and Foxconn. She also covers start-up news and China's tech world. Prior to joining the Post, she worked for China Daily.