A new trend in setting off electronic firecrackers has become all the rage in China after a ban was placed on setting off real fireworks during the Chinese New Year.

Lunar New Year fireworks banned in China.
Lunar New Year fireworks banned in China.

Fireworks are a popular way to celebrate holidays and special occasions in China, in particular during the Lunar New Year period. However, a number of cities including Shanghai have banned fireworks this year in an effort to curb increased air pollution. E-firecrackers, which mimic the look and sound of strings of bangers (the most popular choice in China), have seen a notable rise in sales this year. E-firecrackers sell for around ¥130-260 (US$20-40) in China and do not emit harmful smoke or smells that contribute to air pollution.

Read more: shanghaidaily.com

Megan Eaves

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