Chinese city bans Christmas sales for clean environment

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A North China city has banned Christmas sales and decorations. However, the city’s urban management bureau said the move is not targeted at Christmas but to maintain a clean city environment for an upcoming awards competition

The Urban Management Bureau of Langfang, North China’s Hebei Province issued a notice on Sunday that bans Christmas trees on streets, a news agency reported.

Stores are not allowed to put up banners, posters or light boxes about Christmas sales. Outdoor performances to celebrate the holiday or promote sales are also prohibited.

According to the news agency reports, city peddlers are forbidden from selling Christmas related items.

As per the notice, all bureau employees are required to be on duty from December 23 to Christmas Day to inspect Christmas-theme promotions.