A shop owner sells paper offerings and joss papers which are produced to be burnt as offering to the dead. Photo: Getty A shop owner sells paper offerings and joss papers which are produced to be burnt as offering to the dead. Photo: Getty
A shop owner sells paper offerings and joss papers which are produced to be burnt as offering to the dead. Photo: Getty

China moves to ban burning joss paper to cut pollution and help the environment, but many say it disrespects tradition

  • Many Chinese cities are targeting the burning of joss paper in a bid to clamp down on pollution
  • Residents are angry and accuse authorities of killing traditional culture

Topic |   China Society
A shop owner sells paper offerings and joss papers which are produced to be burnt as offering to the dead. Photo: Getty A shop owner sells paper offerings and joss papers which are produced to be burnt as offering to the dead. Photo: Getty
A shop owner sells paper offerings and joss papers which are produced to be burnt as offering to the dead. Photo: Getty
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