Shenzhen Announces Fines and Penalties for Fireworks Use
14 Feb 2018
The Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau would like to remind you that: In accordance with the Regulation on the Safety Administration of Fireworks and Firecrackers, and the Provisions of Shenzhen Special Economic Zone on Prohibiting the Sale of Fireworks and Firecrackers, and other relevant laws and regulations, It is strictly prohibited to sell and set off fireworks and firecrackers in Shenzhen without the approval of the municipal people's government. Offenders shall be subject to administrative detention for a maximum period of 15 days and a fine of 2,000 yuan.
Why the restriction? Here are five reasons cited in their announcement:
Fireworks produce large quantities of sulfur dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and other harmful gases and dust of various metal oxides, of which sulfur dioxide and nitrogen dioxide are highly irritating and highly corrosive acidic oxides. When a large number of fireworks are discharged, if the wind or low pressure coincides with the weather, the harmful gas can not drift away and will strongly stimulate the human respiratory tract, causing coughing and respiratory diseases such as bronchitis.
The noise emitted by firing firecrackers has a great impact on our physiology and psychology. It not only damages our hearing but also damages the human cardiovascular system. The loud noise from the fireworks display made it difficult for the elderly to sleep and scare parients and students (not to mention our k9 friends).
Especially in urban areas, buildings are getting taller and taller with a relatively dense population. Fireworks of high altitude fireworks can easily cause fires and directly endanger people's lives and property.
A waste of resources
During the process of producing fireworks and firecrackers, a large amount of resource paper (trees) and chemical raw materials were used, and no waste of fireworks and firecrackers was discharged once the fireworks and firecrackers were discharged, resulting in waste.
The large amount of litter produced by fireworks and fireworks poses a serious burden on sanitation workers.
In order to ensure the safety of citizens, Nanshan police held a "ban on the sale of fireworks fireworks" campaign
Nanshan Police issued leaflets to people and carefully explained the fireworks on the environment and social hazards.
There are many ways to celebrate the Chinese New Year without setting off fireworks and risking going to jail. If you need some ideas, click here for our list of things to do this Chinese New Year.
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