New Chines Safety Strategy

In 1993, fireworks were banned completely in Beijing but in 2005, the bureau said fireworks could be lit between Spring Festival Eve and the Lantern Festival.According to a document released by the city's safety watchdog, all fireworks stalls within the Fifth Ring Road will be numbered with a 13-digit code to help with monitoring and management.And the arch-roofed sheds in which residents gathered to buy fireworks will be replaced with fireproof stalls.The exhibition and sales area and the stock area in the stalls will be separated by fire-proof materials. Low temperature and explosion-proof lights will also be mandatory."Electronic eyes" will also play an important role in fireworks management. The bureau is encouraging all fireworks stalls to be equipped with closed-circuit television cameras, which some sellers pioneered a few years earlier.