The interim measures for the management of light-weight drones for civilian use were deliberated and passed at a municipal executive meeting chaired by Shenzhen Mayor Chen Rugui on Wednesday, the Shenzhen Evening News reported.
The measures specify the no-fly area, flight approval management and legal liability for civilian drone use.
The meeting emphasized that rules should be established for the use and management of light-weight civilian drones while maintaining public safety and promoting the development of the drone industry.
The drone industry has witnessed rapid growth in recent years and drones have been widely used in different sectors.
While the scale of production, sale and use of drones continues to expand, potential safety hazards caused by drones, such as interference with civil aviation flights, causing injuries to people and privacy violations, are also increasing.
The meeting made clear that effective supervision of drones should rely on scientific and technological means, make unified requirements for drone product standards, and realize the recognition, monitoring and traceability of drones by requiring enterprises to set up electronic fences.
It was also stressed that light-weight drones taking off in the city should be monitored in real time through a monitoring platform, on which citizens can register their drones, apply to use a drone in a certain airspace and declare their flight plans.