China successfully tested its first stealth attack drone, the Lijian unmanned combat aerial vehicle, on November 21, 2013. Photo: SCMP Pictures

China restricts exports of 'high performance' drones as national security fears heighten

National security move appears aimed at protecting key technologies

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China successfully tested its first stealth attack drone, the Lijian unmanned combat aerial vehicle, on November 21, 2013. Photo: SCMP Pictures
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He Huifeng

He Huifeng

He Huifeng is an award-winning journalist and has been focusing on mainland news reporting since 2001 for several overseas media. She has gained an in-depth knowledge of political, economic and social issues on the mainland through years of close observation, which has given her a love for journalism in the field.