China’s millennium-old fireworks hub grapples with bans and shifting traditions

By Philip Wen and Thomas Suen LIUYANG, China, Feb 12 : From the concrete bunkers carved into the hillside, where workers gingerly handle piles of explosive black powder, to the shopfronts selling colourful boxes of pyrotechnics, time may be catching up with Liuyang’s millennium-old fireworks industry. Government efforts to curb pollution have led to bans […]