Chinese authorities feel the heat after restricting lighters for fire safety concerns

Mar 30, 2021 | INVESTING

Authorities in Mianning, a county in the southwestern Chinese province of Sichuan, put tight restrictions on residents’ ability to buy more than one lighter or box of matches until the end of June, according to an announcement posted on social media platform WeChat on Sunday.The measures have been put in place to control the igniting and spreading of potential fires during the high-risk season, the announcement said.Minors under 18 years of age will be completely banned from purchasing any fire…

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