Chinese drone-maker DJI suspends operations in Russia and Ukraine over war use

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Chinese drone-maker DJI, the world’s largest maker of commercial drones, has suspended operations in Ukraine and Russia, becoming the first major Chinese company to openly quit the markets over a war that the leadership in Beijing refuses to condemn.
The privately owned Shenzhen-based company said in a statement Tuesday that it was undergoing an internal compliance assessment and would temporarily halt activity in both countries pending an outcome. It was unclear what triggered the decision, which a company spokesperson told Chinese media was “not a statement targeting any particular country but rather a statement about our principles.”
Russia’s assault on Ukraine has increased scrutiny of DJI over fears that Beijing’s close geopolitical partnership with Moscow might hamper the company’s efforts to prevent its products from being used by the Russian army.
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