How do fireworks work?

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As Hong Kong prepares for it annual New Year fireworks and light show, we explore how the colourful pyrotechnic devices actually work

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Hong Kong is ringing in the New Year with a HK$14 million fireworks display and light show over Victoria Harbour, but how do the colourful pyrotechnic devices actually work? Young Post’s Multimedia Producer Doris Wai explains what the different parts of a firework do, and what chemicals are used to create different colours in these two infographics.