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Chinese buying firecrackers for New Year will have to show ID: Report

Press Trust of India  |  Beijing 

Those who wish to buy in China's capital during the upcoming will have to present their identity document so that they can be punished in case of any accident, according to a media report.

celebrations, also known as the is an annual event held in and in Chinese communities around the world. This massive event takes place on different dates each year, but it typically begins during the beginning of February and continues until the middle of the same month.

Tang Mingming, an from the Emergency Management Bureau, said that the city will cut the of from around 80 to 30 and sales will only take place from January 30 to February 9.

Each outlet will be equipped with special devices to identify buyers with their ID cards, and if safety problems occur, the buyers will be punished, Tang said, Daily reported.

has already banned within the fifth Ring Road in recent years, and some districts also banned fireworks in certain regions. Tang said that the district, Beijing's sub-center, will completely ban fireworks this year, the report said.

Many Chinese cities have banned fireworks during Spring Festival, considering the potential for air pollution and injuries. Beijing's neighbouring city has banned fireworks across the whole city during the upcoming

Last week, Xiongan New Area's county in North China's province also issued an entire ban on fireworks during the upcoming Spring Festival.

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First Published: Mon, January 14 2019. 14:30 IST