Fireworks are a constant of the Lunar New Year celebrations in the capital. Photo: AFP Fireworks are a constant of the Lunar New Year celebrations in the capital. Photo: AFP
Fireworks are a constant of the Lunar New Year celebrations in the capital. Photo: AFP

Happy New Year? Beijing risks turning celebrations into damp squib with fireworks ban

Capital of the nation that invented fireworks over a thousand years ago bans them as part of latest crackdown on dangerous activities

Topic |   China pollution
Fireworks are a constant of the Lunar New Year celebrations in the capital. Photo: AFP Fireworks are a constant of the Lunar New Year celebrations in the capital. Photo: AFP
Fireworks are a constant of the Lunar New Year celebrations in the capital. Photo: AFP
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