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Fireworks sales begin, but restrictions slow sales

01-21-2012 08:49 BJT Special Report:2012 Spring Festival |

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Beijing residents looking to ring in the Chinese New Year with a bang may find it more difficult to buy fireworks, due to new municipal regulations. These restrictions are aimed at avoiding the kind of accidents that have marred celebrations in the past.

Vendors in the city center will be allowed to open for business on January 20th, while fireworks have been on sale in suburban areas outside the Fifth Ring Road since January 1st. These increased restrictions have discouraged many vendors from seeking permits to sell fireworks in the capital, with the supply of fireworks coming into Beijing declining for the first time in five years.

By early January, warehouses around the capital were stocked with approximately 810 thousand packages of fireworks, 140 thousand fewer than that in 2011.

Beijing residents looking to ring in the Chinese New Year with a bang
may find it more difficult to buy fireworks, due to new municipal
regulations. These restrictions are aimed at avoiding the kind of
accidents that have marred celebrations in the past.

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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