Andy Lau’s old lawsuit was awarded a million dollars, and China Star will apply for an appeal.

  


  Andy Lau’s scene of jumping out of a helicopter in Black Gold is stylish and powerful, but he didn’t expect to get into a lawsuit.


  


  Making a movie 11 years ago damaged the helicopter.


  After Andy Lau filmed Black Gold in Taiwan Province in 1997, he was accused of damaging the helicopter rented for filming. De ‘an Airlines, which rented the helicopter, went to court and sued Hua Zi, Yongsheng Entertainment Production Company (predecessor of China Star Group) and producer Wang Zhongzheng, demanding compensation of about 3 million Hong Kong dollars. The case was finally decided yesterday, and Hua Zi had to compensate about 1.3 million Hong Kong dollars for helicopter maintenance expenses. China.


  According to Hong Kong media reports, Andy Lau and China Star were sued by Taiwan Province’s De ‘an Airlines for damaging the rented helicopter, demanding compensation of NT$ 12 million (about HK$ 3 million). The case was opened in the Shilin District Court of Taiwan Province in March 2004, and the lawsuit lasted for four years. The helicopter involved in the incident crashed before Penghu. During this period, the representative lawyer of De ‘an Airlines asked to summon Hua Tsai to Taiwan Province to appear in court, but the judge thought that other evidence was sufficient, so Hua Tsai never appeared in court for this purpose.


  When the captain who was in charge of flying the helicopter testified in court, he said that he had told Hua Tsai not to touch the steering rod, but Hua Tsai still accidentally touched his ass during the filming, which led to the helicopter sinking and the rotor blades hit the curtain of the ground spotlight and were damaged.


  The judge thinks that it can be concluded from the captain’s testimony that it was Andy’s negligence that caused the damage to the helicopter, so he only ruled that Andy had to pay more than NT$ 5.1 million (about HK$ 1.3 million) for the maintenance of the helicopter. However, because the helicopter was rented from Dean Airlines by Yongsheng Entertainment Production Company and Wang Zhongzheng, the agent of Johnny Mak Production Company, they did not fulfill their custody responsibilities. If they are willing to pay compensation on behalf of Andy, it is acceptable.


  Miss Li, a spokeswoman for China Star, said on the phone: "The company is puzzled by this judgment. When shooting a scene that day, I hired a helicopter rental company to give guidance. I did everything on the helicopter and there is no reason to ask me to pay for it. This matter has nothing to do with the actors. I think the verdict is unreasonable and I will appeal. " Hua Tsai said through his assistant yesterday that he would not respond to the incident.


  In addition, the new play "See the Dragon in the Three Kingdoms" starring Hua Tsai has exceeded HK$ 10 million in the box office less than a week after its release in Hong Kong, while China Mainland, China Taiwan Province and South Korea all ranked among the top three in the box office in the first weekend after the painting was opened. Director Li Rengang specially gave a banquet to celebrate the success, and Hua Tsai, VanNess Wu and Tommy Tam all attended. Hua Zai said that he had suggested to the director that he should play a number of characters from the Three Kingdoms, first playing Zhao Zilong, then Liu Bei and Guan Gong, to see how many he could play.


Editor: Zhou Zhongxiao

Yang Mi arrives in Hong Kong to reveal the first video of "Dawudang", claiming to be paralyzed


Fan Shaohuang’s live show of real kung fu caused screams


Yang Mi assumes the martial arts pose in the film


Fan Shaohuang, Yang Mi, director Liang Baijian

Click to watch the high definition video:Yang Mi starred in the debut film of "Da Wudang"   Yang Mi’s "virgin fight" is brilliant  


"Dawudang" meeting Yang Mi showed off his martial arts on the spot, revealing that his limbs were not coordinated
 

    Movie Network News(Graphic Video/Hong Kong International Film Festival Report Team) Yang Mi and Zhao Wenzhuo starred in the film "The World Code of Great Wudang" (hereinafter referred to as "Great Wudang") on March 19 at the Hong Kong International Film and Television Exhibition. Yang Mi played a heavy role in the film, and his performance was quite eye-catching. On the same day, director Liang Baijian, Yang Mi and Fan Shaohuang attended the scene to tell the behind-the-scenes of the film.


Fan Shaohuang, Yang Mi


Yang Mi has a lovely smile


Fan Shaohuang, director Liang Baijian, Yang Mi toast 

 

Yang Mi Daxiu Wushu POSE exposes to crazy "beating" with Zhao Wenzhuo for 20 days

    In the video behind- the-scene, I saw Yang Mi hanging Weiya with a whirlwind kick, the posture was quite professional and cool, and the director Liang Baijian also praised Yang Mi for his brilliant play, "The first time I saw Yang Mi do the action, I knew that she had no problem filming the play, and this time she played very well. Not to mention Fan Shaohuang, he is real kung fu, not acting."

    Regarding the director’s praise, Yang Mi, who was filming a scene for the first time, modestly expressed his disdain, "In fact, my limbs are not very coordinated. I practiced for a long time, and I only achieved the current results with everyone’s help." Yang Mi also confessed that he was bruised all over his body, "The fight was really hard, and even the last leg could not move, but it was a small injury." Referring to the most impressive fight scene, Yang Mi said with a smile, "The fight with Zhao Wenzhuo, we played for 20 days, and there were many difficult places, and we had to fly down the stairs." Then, Yang Mi also played the POSE of a martial arts master.

Next page:Fan Shaohuang shows real kung fu on the spot, Yang Mi brings four movies to Hong Kong to become the "film king"

Director New Gods: Nezha Reborn’s Airborne Comic Exhibition unveiled hand-painted posters.

1905 movie network news Recently, animated film director Evonne and Li Yunxiang voice actor Yang Tianxiang Airborne Bilibili World (hereinafter referred to as "BW") exhibited, revealing the "invincible" hand-painted poster of the mysterious masked man in the film and interacting with the audience enthusiastically.


In addition, Li Yunxiang, the "new Nezha", the third prince and four Coser, Xiaobai and Xiaoqing, made a surprise appearance at the exhibition. The "embarrassing" incident of being punished for fighting in the street was hilarious, and the fairy dance with mixed days was even more attractive. This series of interactive links in the film made the audience on the spot and watching the live broadcast feel high and cool, and added more expectations to New Gods: Nezha Reborn.


Zhao Zhiyang Tian Xiang airborne scene Yang Tianxiang partner A passer-by reverse dubbing Xiaobai "has an inner taste"


At the BW exhibition, director Zhao Ji and Yang Tianxiang, the voice actor of "New Nezha" Li Yunxiang, were present, causing fans to scream at high decibels. Everyone loves to brush and brush the "White Snake: The Origin" co-authored by the two masters before, and they are extremely looking forward to their co-operation with New Gods: Nezha Reborn. Yang Tianxiang was asked by the host about the difference between "New Nezha" Li Yunxiang and A Xuan. He said: "A Xuan is a gentle and warm man, while Li Yunxiang is a warm-blooded and cool guy. Today, he deliberately wore sunglasses on stage, hoping that he could be cooler and closer to the role." Director Evonne said with a smile: "There is a Nezha in Tian Xiang’s heart."


Passers-by A from UP who claimed to be "brainwashing cycle" and watched White Snake: Origin for many times took the stage, and staged a sound show with Yang Tianxiang on the highlights of White Snake: Origin. What is refreshing is that this time, a passer-by was paired with Xu Xuan, while Yang Tianxiang, the original Xu Xuan, needed to cross-dress, making him sigh, "It’s too difficult for me to cross both races and genders". However, in the end, the presentation received unexpected results, and was affirmed by director Evonne as "having an inner flavor", which attracted the audience to raise their mobile phones to record this rare moment and give applause.


New Nezha Li Yunxiang and Santaizi Xiti Penalty Station Xiaobai Xiaoqing gave leaflets on-site business.


New Gods: Nezha Reborn, as the only Guoman film exhibited in BW this year, showed its secondary attributes to the fullest, and once it appeared, it attracted a lot of attention. The exhibition hall with the theme of Oriental Punk Donghai City also became a popular punching place. The film and the four Coser of "White Snake: Origin" realized the offline linkage of light-chasing animation, which made the audience excited.

Li Yunxiang, the "new Nezha", met the third prince and started fighting. As a result, both of them were punished. "White Snake: Origin" Xiao Bai and Xiao Qing were also pleasantly surprised. They not only handed out leaflets to call New Gods: Nezha Reborn, but also cooperated with "New Nezha" Li Yunxiang and the third prince to dance the fairy dance, which jumped out of the unexpected magical effect and was very interesting.


The linkage between the two films has aroused many people’s feelings about White Snake: The Origin. Director Evonne released a heavy news on the spot, and the official will hold a series of commemorative activities on the second anniversary of the release of White Snake: The Origin, which makes people cheer that "there is an after-sale service after watching the second anniversary of the film, which is so delicious". At the same time, the cool and handsome "New Nezha" Li Yunxiang and the Third Prince also fascinated the audience, saying "See you in the cinema on the first day of the New Year".


Hand-painted posters of masked people are stunning, exposing and innovating.


New Gods: Nezha Reborn was built by the original crew of "White Snake: The Origin" for four years. The story took place 3000 years after the battle of deities. Nezha was reborn as a young motorcycle Li Yunxiang, and his enemies made a comeback in his previous life. When the deities were rearranged, the war was on the verge. Director Evonne explained the inheritance and innovation of the new series of deities at BW. He said that the light-chasing animation has always attached great importance to the innovation of the country. "The classic inheritance and innovation can coexist. We put the essence of the traditional Nezha story into modern elements and put it under the brand-new world outlook of oriental punk temperament, hoping to bring you a different feeling of the country."


A "invincible" hand-painted poster of the national tide wind was also officially announced at the scene. The poster was created by Lao Gui, the artistic director of Zhuiguang Animation. The mysterious masked man’s posture is cool, the suit wears a mask, and the motorcycle is equipped with a flag. Not only is the unruly character unobstructed, but it also brings a unique visual impact of combining traditional and modern elements with innovation. In the sense of seeing that the throttle is rushing to the new battle of sealing the gods, the national tide is also coming.


Director Evonne revealed: "The mysterious masked man is inextricably linked with Li Yunxiang, and he is also very cinematic." Yang Tianxiang was attracted by the visual style conveyed by the poster. On the spot, Amway said: "With such a shocking vision and story, I believe everyone will easily be brought into the world of the new list of gods when they walk into the cinema. Seeing the colors of the national tide, they must feel very good."


Drop! Drop! Drop! From July, your life will change because of these new laws and regulations.

  CCTV News:Since July, a number of new policies and regulations have been implemented. Let’s take a look.

  Central adjustment of endowment insurance fund

 

  On July 1st, China officially implemented the central adjustment system of endowment insurance funds. Prior to this, the basic old-age insurance for enterprise employees in China was coordinated at the provincial level, and the income and expenditure and balance of each coordinated area were very unbalanced. The implementation of the central adjustment system of endowment insurance funds can increase the overall anti-risk ability of the endowment insurance system and make the timely and full payment of pensions in various places more secure. 

  Import tariffs on daily necessities have been greatly reduced. 

 

  From July 1st, the import tariffs on consumer goods will be lowered to a large extent. The average import tariff rate of clothing, shoes, hats, kitchens and sports and fitness products decreased from 15.9% to 7.1%; The average import tariff rate of household appliances such as washing machines and refrigerators was reduced from 20.5% to 8%; The average import tariff rate of processed foods such as aquaculture, fishing aquatic products and mineral water decreased from 15.2% to 6.9%; The average import tariff rate of washing products, cosmetics such as skin care and hairdressing, and some medical and health products decreased from 8.4% to 2.9%. The downward adjustment is basically above 50%.

  Import tariffs on automobiles have been considerably reduced. 

 

  From July 1st, China will reduce the import tariffs on automobiles considerably. Reduce the tariffs on automobiles with tax rates of 25% and 20% respectively to 15%; Reduce the tariffs on auto parts with tax rates of 8%, 10%, 15%, 20% and 25% to 6%.

  The maximum discount for railway fare readjustment is 6.5%.

  Three months after the last map adjustment, the railway department will implement the train diagram adjustment in the second phase of this year from July 1, and at the same time, from July 5, optimize the published fares of some high-speed trains, with a maximum discount of 6.5 fold. Compared with the current situation, the adjusted executive fare has generally increased and decreased.

  Mobile phone traffic roaming will be cancelled.

 

  China Mobile, China Unicom and China Telecom announced that the roaming fee (excluding the traffic from Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) will be cancelled from July 1st, and the traffic of mobile phone users in the province will be upgraded to domestic traffic, and the mobile phone traffic will no longer be divided into provincial, provincial/local and national. Since the "long-distance" call fee was completely abolished in September last year, there will be no difference in the main fees generated by the use of mobile phone numbers in all parts of the country (except Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan) except the difference in attribution.

  Fees for higher education degree certification are cancelled.

  From July 1st, China will completely cancel the fees for domestic higher education degree certification services. In the next step, the Ministry of Education will vigorously promote the electronic inquiry authentication service to better meet the social needs such as data inquiry of domestic higher education degree certificates.

  The central bank will targeted cuts to required reserve ratios by 0.5 percentage points. 

  From July 5, the central bank will reduce the RMB deposit reserve ratio of large state-owned commercial banks, joint-stock commercial banks, postal savings banks, city commercial banks, non-county rural commercial banks and foreign banks by 0.5 percentage points, further promote the marketization and legalization of "debt-to-equity swaps" and increase support for small and micro enterprises.

  Foreign investment access list is smaller and more open.

 

  From July 28, a series of restrictions on foreign investment in banking, securities, automobile manufacturing, power grid construction, railway trunk road network construction and chain gas station construction will be lifted. The National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce recently released the negative list of foreign investment access in 2018, and launched a new round of opening-up measures in 22 fields including finance, infrastructure, transportation and trade circulation. 

The picture of "sad grandpa with unsalable fruit" was abused, and the official accused it of inaccurate marketing.

  Recently, a statement issued by Linyi County Government of Shanxi Province on the improper marketing method of "Linyi Apple is unsalable" has aroused concern. According to the statement, a number of e-commerce companies released the marketing plan of "Linyi Apple is unsalable" and used the "sad card" to market Linyi Apple, which had a serious impact on the brand image of the local fruit industry, and the marketing content was exaggerated and inaccurate.

  Beijing Youth Daily reporter saw that in WeChat official account and e-commerce platforms, there are still merchants who sell apples by slow sales as a marketing propaganda method. In addition to Linyi apples, there are also many businesses selling goods on the grounds of "apples are unsalable", "fresh bamboo shoots are unsalable" and "pineapples are unsalable", all of which use photos of the same old man as propaganda maps. In this regard, e-commerce customer service said that merchants may be suspected of infringing portrait rights, and the platform will also supervise the sales behavior of merchants.

  event

  "Linyi apples are unsalable"? Local claims exaggerate the facts.

  On May 7th, Linyi County Government of Yuncheng, Shanxi Province issued a statement on the improper marketing method of "Linyi Apple is unsalable". According to the statement, recently, several e-commerce platforms released the marketing plan of "Linyi Apple is unsalable", and used the "sad card" to market Linyi Apple, which had a serious impact on the overall brand image of Yuncheng Fruit Industry. After comprehensive and in-depth verification, there are many exaggerations and inaccuracies in this information.

  According to the investigation of Linyi county government, the videos and pictures selected for the report were all taken before 2016, and some of them also used the "posing" method to deliberately create a poor image of fruit farmers. In addition, in order to win the sympathy of consumers to the greatest extent, e-commerce deliberately creates the ugly characteristics of Linyi apples, and the apples presented are all inferior fruits with rust scars, pockmarks, black spots and cracks. These apples are the residual apples left after merchants screen and purchase high-quality apples, accounting for only a small proportion.

  Linyi county government also said in the statement that some platforms have obtained materials with official seals of local townships, villages and fruit industry departments by improper means, and the contents of the statement are seriously inconsistent with the facts; Most platforms deliberately exaggerate the severity of slow sales of fruits, resulting in unreasonable fluctuations in apple prices.

  According to the survey, the main sad brand is a common marketing method, and agricultural products such as pineapple in Xuwen, Guangdong Province and tangerine in Anhui Province have also been marketed in this way. The purpose is to attract people’s attention and gain consumers’ sympathy, which is convenient for fruit farmers to sell their fruits in a short-term and partial way, but it will damage the overall brand image and the overall interests of all fruit farmers in the long run.

  Yesterday, the reporter of Beiqing Daily searched on an e-commerce platform and found that there are still many businesses selling Linyi apples in the name of "caring for farmers" and "40 million kilograms of apples are unsalable in Shanxi". One of the merchants who claimed to sell unsalable apples in Linyi sold 8.5 kg of apples at a price of 28.7 yuan, while the place of delivery was Shenzhen, Guangdong. On its publicity page, an old man wiped his eyes with his arm, holding several banknotes from 10 yuan and 5 yuan in his hand. In other pictures, there are a lot of moldy or damaged apples piled on the ground, and some elderly farmers are standing in the village with apples in their hands. There are many words in the propaganda, such as "fruit farmers are in a hurry" and "want to cry without tears". Commodity reviews show that many buyers are buying for the promotion of helping farmers. The seller admitted to the reporter of Beiqing Daily that the store address was in Shenzhen, but claimed that the photo was taken by "friends who arranged for employees to go to the place of origin".

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  Abused "slow-moving grandfather"

  The reporter of Beiqing Daily learned that in addition to "Linyi apples are unsalable", there are many businesses selling goods by "promoting unsalable", including pineapple, fresh bamboo shoots and other foods, as well as blankets and other supplies. Surprisingly, many businesses use photos of the same old man, and this old man is also named "unsalable grandfather" on the Internet.

  In one of the shops selling apples, the publicity picture shows the old man on the left, a large number of apples on the right and the words "Apples for sale, love and help" in the lower right corner. The price of apples is 27.9 yuan for 10 Jin, and the freight is 20 yuan.

  Merchants said in the propaganda, "The local natural environment is only suitable for growing apples, and the economic income is very limited. The blocked traffic makes the fruit harvested every year rotten and can’t be sold. " Merchants are also equipped with photos of local fruit farmers, simple houses and a large number of apples.

  In the publicity, the merchant said that the unsalable apples were produced in Yucheng County, Shangqiu, Henan Province, and the delivery place was Dashahe Town, Fengxian County, Xuzhou.

  In this regard, the reporter of Beiqing Daily contacted the Yucheng county government. The government staff said that there are indeed many apples planted in the local area, but this year I have not heard of slow sales. "This is a marketing method, which exaggerates marketing." The staff of Dashahe Town Government said that there was unsalable agricultural products last year, but the inventory should have been processed by now. Even if there are still apples left, it is not recommended to buy them. At the same time, there is no traffic jam in Dashahe Town.

  Another store selling "wild bamboo shoots" also used photos of "slow-moving grandfathers". The image of the old man in the propaganda picture remains the same, except that the picture on the right side is replaced by bamboo shoots, which are also accompanied by the words "seeking help".

  The store told the reporter of Beiqing Daily that bamboo shoots came from Lingui District, Guilin, and he didn’t know the "slow-moving grandfather". He used this photo only because "he is good at pulling business", and many different businesses are also using the photos of the grandfather to attract customers. The store also said that because this kind of "wild bamboo shoots" only has a one-month listing period, it really helps the sales after using the photos of "slow-moving grandfather". "Fruits and rice noodles are used a lot, and we are not a family."

  Later, the reporter of Beiqing Daily called the Lingui District Government of Guilin City. A staff member said that it was past the bamboo shoot digging season and had never heard of unsalable agricultural products. "Bamboo shoots are generally dug around Qingming, and now they are very old, and the local planting bases are not so large. Most of them are wild and it is impossible to produce unsalable products."

  Through the image recognition search, after the reporter of Beiqing Daily entered the head photo of "slow-moving grandfather", he identified more than ten kinds of goods, and the types and origins of goods were different. In addition to apples and bamboo shoots, there were lemons, melons, loquats and other foods, even including rose seedlings, lamps and other commodities. The words "seek help" or "help us" were written on the lower right of the publicity map.

  respond

  The platform called "slow-moving grandfather" photos or suspected infringement.

  Yesterday, the reporter of Beiqing Daily contacted the customer service of the online e-commerce platform. For the merchants to sell goods in the name of "slow sales", the customer service said that users can make complaints if they find that the situation is inconsistent, and the staff will handle it.

  In addition, the company also has a large database, which will supervise the merchants. In addition, after seeing the photo of "slow-moving grandfather", the customer service staff said that many shops have used the photo of this grandfather as propaganda, which has been suspected of infringing on the right to portrait. "The shop owner has the right to protect his rights and interests if he finds it. The platform will definitely be responsible for him."

  lawyer

  Shops should bear corresponding administrative responsibilities for false propaganda.

  Lawyer Han Xiao of Beijing Kangda Law Firm said that the store sells Linyi apples and other commodities in the name of unsalable sales, and the statement is seriously inconsistent with the facts, deliberately exaggerating the severity of unsalable fruit, which has been suspected of false propaganda as stipulated in the People’s Republic of China (PRC) Anti-Unfair Competition Law. According to relevant regulations, the operator may be fined more than 200,000 yuan and less than 1 million yuan; If the circumstances are serious, a fine of not less than 1 million yuan but not more than 2 million yuan may be imposed, and the business license may be revoked.

  Regarding the issue of consumer rights protection, Han Xiao introduced that the false propaganda behavior of online stores violated consumers’ right to know. Apple and other commodities do not belong to the category of "seven days without reason to return", but consumers and stores can ask for a refund after consultation.

  In addition, based on the intention of fraud, the store has carried out fraudulent acts of false propaganda, which has caused consumers to have a wrong understanding and bought their fruits based on the wrong understanding. If it has caused losses to consumers’ property (for example, consumers spend a high price to buy back inferior fruits with scars, pits and cracks), their actions are suspected of fraud.

  Text/reporter Guo Linlin Intern Zhang Yaolin

The comparison table of children’s height and weight standard shows the height development of children at a glance.

Original title: Comparison table of children’s height and weight standards. The development of children’s height is clear at a glance

Parents, don’t worry! By understanding the child’s height and weight standards, we can better pay attention to the child’s growth process. Take 6.5-year-old boys as an example. According to the international standards for children’s growth and development, their average height is 120.7 cm and their weight is 22.45 kg. These data can help us understand the growth and development of children at the same age, thus avoiding unnecessary worries. At the same time, we also need to pay attention to the individual differences of each child. If the child’s height or weight is obviously lower or higher than this level, it may be necessary to further check and consult professional doctors. In short, understanding children’s height and weight standards will help us to pay more attention to and promote children’s growth and development.

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Under the expectation of huge profits, thousands of people in Zhengzhou lined up in the ice to catch up with the sales of fireworks and firecrackers.

On January 19th in Zhengzhou, the weather was very cold, and the water on the ground became ice. However, there was a long queue outside an office hall at the intersection of Jianshe Road and Xuancheng Road in zhongmou county, Zhengzhou.

They are all people who want to sell fireworks and firecrackers during the Spring Festival this year.

Li Xiaojun, who is waiting in line, said that he also sold fireworks and firecrackers in the local area during the Spring Festival last year. He sold more than 300,000 yuan in total, and finally earned 100,000 yuan. This year, as soon as he heard that he started to "apply for a certificate" again, he rushed over again.

"There are few people today," Li Xiaojun told the First Financial Reporter, pointing to a team of more than 30 meters long. If you want to come yesterday, there will be more people, and thousands of square meters of open space outside the service hall have been filled.

According to the official information released by zhongmou county, there are two "accreditation" locations in zhongmou county this year, one is the office hall where Li Xiaojun is located, and the other is near Tongcheng Avenue and Moxiang Street. Among them, a video of "Thousands of people queuing for fireworks and firecrackers licenses in Zhengzhou" spread on the Internet on January 18th was shot near Moxiang Street.

However, Lu Yan, a staff member of zhongmou county Emergency Management Bureau who is maintaining order at the scene, told CBN that the "accreditation" circulating everywhere on the Internet is actually a misunderstanding of the current policy in zhongmou county.

Lu Yan said that if you want to engage in the sales of fireworks and firecrackers, it is of course essential to apply for a fireworks and firecrackers business license, but what the local authorities are doing now is to conduct safety training for the potential fireworks sellers who have signed up first, and have not yet reached the step of "issuing a permit".

The local propaganda department also explained to the outside world that zhongmou county has not yet received the exact news about "banning and changing the restrictions" or "lifting the ban" in Zhengzhou.

This means that it is still unknown whether Zhongmou will finally allow fireworks and firecrackers to be set off this year. However, even so, the sales of fireworks and firecrackers were booming during the Spring Festival last year and the resulting huge profits in the industry. Many applicants flocked with the expectation of lifting the ban on fireworks and firecrackers this year.

The reporter noticed that among the people queuing at the scene, besides the fireworks distributor such as Li Xiaojun, who started to enter the business last year, there are also some new entrants.

A young man with a tender face told CBN that he was a freshman and was on winter vacation. He heard that selling fireworks could make a lot of money, so he signed up.

Standing behind this young man is a middle-aged man who is engaged in whole house customization. He said that he didn’t make any money this year and wanted to sell fireworks and firecrackers during the Spring Festival to earn some lucky money for his children.

Among this middle-aged population, a wealth story that he relishes is that one of his relatives sold fireworks and firecrackers in Zhengzhou last year. In many cases, his daily turnover was more than 200,000 yuan, which eventually became the biggest motivation for him to try to transform into a fireworks distributor this year.

However, some people are not optimistic about this year’s sales prospects. Li Xiaojun said that fireworks and firecrackers made more money last year, but there were fewer products and more demand. This year, with so many people signing up at once, the competition at the terminal will be fierce, and it is hard to say whether they can make money in the end.

But no matter whether you make money or not, the expenses you should pay and the process you should take are indispensable. Take Li Xiaojun as an example. The first fee he has to pay is the training fee 600 yuan.

According to the regulations of zhongmou county, a sales outlet must be equipped with at least two employees, namely, the sales director and the safety management personnel. The two employees must go through the unified training of a third-party company entrusted by the local government and pass the examination before they can qualify for sales. After the training is finished and the certificate of qualification is obtained, you have to find the booth quickly. After that, you have to check the safety and fire-fighting equipment of the booth by the street office and fire-fighting unit where the booth is located before you can get the business license and get the final sales qualification.

Moreover, even with the sales qualification, goods (fireworks and firecrackers) can’t be sold casually, and they must be purchased from designated fireworks and firecrackers wholesale enterprises. Moreover, goods are not allowed to be stored in warehouses and can only be sold on booths.

Interlocking, it seems to form a safe closed loop.

However, in the view of Zhou Jian, president of Henan Institute of Reform and Development, these security measures need to guard against another hidden danger, that is, will the market form a new gray industrial chain after the deep intervention of power?

"The so-called practice of issuing business licenses now is, in essence, actually franchising the market economy through power intervention." Zhou Jian said that the current measures to strengthen control over the sales of fireworks and firecrackers are of course conducive to safety, but the risk point of the whole fireworks and firecrackers should include not only the sales end, but also the consumer terminals with frequent safety accidents.

Zhou Jian said that in recent years, a background of fireworks ban is that many places have gradually implemented "global ban on burning" and "full-time ban on fireworks" because of the pressure of environmental assessment. Now, after the ban has been implemented for so many years, when the external environmental protection situation is still grim, it will suddenly "lift the ban" on fireworks, which will make some people confused about the introduction of policies, and it needs to be given a reasonable explanation.

The reporter noted that in the "Notice on the Setting of Fireworks and Firecrackers Sales Points in zhongmou county during the Spring Festival of 2023" issued by the local authorities in early 2023, the reason for "lifting the ban" was "to respond to the concerns of the masses, meet the spiritual needs of citizens and friends for the’ taste of the year’, create a happy and peaceful holiday atmosphere, and ensure the safety of the masses."

On the evening of January 19th, Zhengzhou issued the "Notice on Printing and Distributing the Implementation Plan of Fireworks and Firecrackers during the Spring Festival of 2024 in Zhengzhou" (hereinafter referred to as the "Notice"), and determined that the sales time of fireworks and firecrackers during the Spring Festival this year was from 7: 00 to 23: 00 every day from January 31st (the 21st day of the twelfth lunar month) to February 24th (the 15th day of the first lunar month), and the discharge time was limited to 7: 00 to 23: 00 on February 2nd (the 23rd day of the twelfth lunar month). From 7: 00 on February 9 (New Year’s Eve) to 1: 00 on February 10 (the first day of the first month); 7: 00 to 23: 00 every day from February 10th (the first day of the first month) to February 14th (the fifth day of the first month); February 24th (15th day of the first month) from 7: 00 to 23: 00.

It is mentioned that the goal of the notice issued by Zhengzhou City is to effectively reduce environmental pollution and ensure that fireworks accidents do not occur by guiding the general public to consciously abide by the regulations on fireworks and firecrackers.

"This notice shall come into force as of the date of promulgation. The "Regulations on the Prohibition of Fireworks and Firecrackers in Zhengzhou City" (Order No.217 of the Municipal Government) was suspended at the same time, and it will be resumed immediately after the discharge time stipulated in this notice. " Zhengzhou City said in another Notice on Strengthening the Safety Management of Fireworks and Firecrackers during the Spring Festival in 2024.

For a fireworks distributor like Li Xiaojun, the long-hanging heart can finally be put down. Next, he will make full efforts to raise funds to prepare for the next peak season of fireworks sales.

(Li Xiaojun and Lu Yan are pseudonyms in the text)

(Source: CBN)

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