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Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba's drones deliver packages to islands

(Xinhua)    09:07, November 08, 2017

Drones carrying six boxes of passionfruit fly from Putian to Meizhou Island, southeast China's Fujian Province, Oct. 31, 2017. Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba announced Tuesday that it has used unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, to deliver packages over water for the first time. Three drones carrying a total of six boxes of passionfruit with a combined weight of around 12 kilograms flew from Putian in east China's Fujian Province to nearby Meizhou Island. (Xinhua/Tian Ye)


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