Lunar New Year fireworks in Beijing was notably muted following government appeals to reduce air pollution. Photo: AP
Lunar New Year fireworks in Beijing was notably muted following government appeals to reduce air pollution. Photo: AP

Revellers in face masks setting off fireworks sparks rethink of ritual

Sight of revellers in face masks firing off crackers prompts questioning of need for ancient tradition

Topic |   China pollution
Lunar New Year fireworks in Beijing was notably muted following government appeals to reduce air pollution. Photo: AP
Lunar New Year fireworks in Beijing was notably muted following government appeals to reduce air pollution. Photo: AP
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