China moves to ban burning joss paper to cut pollution and help the environment, but many say it disrespects tradition

//China moves to ban burning joss paper to cut pollution and help the environment, but many say it disrespects tradition

China moves to ban burning joss paper to cut pollution and help the environment, but many say it disrespects tradition

After making Tomb-Sweeping Day a national holiday in an effort to prevent the erosion of traditional culture over a decade ago, Chinese authorities are now trying to eliminate a major ritual on the day — burning joss paper for the dead.A number of Chinese cities have launched a crackdown on the thousand-year-old custom ahead of the festival to remember ancestors, also known as the Qingming Festival, which falls on April 4.The governments of several northern cities including Harbin have warned…

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