Much of China’s population can expect sub-standard sleep after the country starts ringing in the Year of the Monkey. The rat-a-tat snaps of firecrackers, whistling rockets and mortar-like fireworks with possibly enough gunpowder to down a small aircraft will make sure of that.
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A little girls sits on her father’s shoulders waiting to enter the Guangzhou Railway Station. Photo: ChinaFotoPress