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Beijing says less fireworks for Chinese New Year


China FireworksSpring Festival, or Chinese New Year, is coming up on February 10, and that means several days firing fireworks and firecrackers to banish evil and invite good.

Last Friday, Beijing authorities appealed to the Chinese people to reduce the firing of fireworks because of high air pollution.

“In order to improve air quality and create a better environment for you and your family, we are asking for fewer fireworks, or none at all,” said a representative of the authorities in Beijing.

In China, there are often uncontrolled explosions of fireworks during the New Year celebrations. On Friday, a truck carrying fireworks explodd, and 26 people were killed.

Fireworks are fired for several days, releasing countless billions of harmful particles into the atmosphere.

In January, Beijing was repeatedly enveloped in dense smog, and the air pollution index has repeatedly exceeded the acceptable standard, reaching levels that are health threatening.

There was an increase at hospitals treating people with respiratory problems.

Air pollution in the capital of the PRC is primarily caused by carbon-based energy and the constantly increasing number of cars.

The streets of Beijing have an increase of around 250 thousand vehicles per year.

Source: chiny24 – “Pekin prosi: Mniej fajerwerków na Nowy Rok”
 
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    In a bid to curb air pollution – less fireworks?

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