China sets out the be the best at a lot of things. In tech, it’s been a hit and miss process.

From chip technology to operating systems, the country can’t move fast enough in its bid to bring innovation home and send their products global. It’s been a rough ride though. Both the hardware and software industries have been pigeonholed as copycats of their foreign counterparts. On top of that, the country’s internet giants have put their foot down in virtually every tech vertical available, suffocating areas of the ecosystem for new players. 

For drone company DJI however, they’ve achieved the one thing that most China tech can only dream of at this point. They are the quality leader in their field, not just for China, but the world. 

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com