The night square dance does not stop, and the noise makes people unable to sleep. Such behavior will be illegal in Xuchang from New Year’s day next year, and will be fined. On December 2, Xuchang held a press conference on “Regulations on the promotion of civilized behavior in Xuchang” to inform the formulation process and main contents of the first local regulations on the construction of spiritual civilization in Xuchang city.
It is reported that the regulations on the promotion of civilized behaviors of Xuchang City (hereinafter referred to as the “Regulations”) will come into force on January 1, 2021. The regulations are divided into five chapters, namely: general provisions, key norms and behaviors advocated, promotion and protection, legal liability and supplementary provisions, with a total of 37 articles. Article 17 of the Regulations stipulates: “when conducting square dance, singing and other activities in public places, the volume shall be controlled and shall not interfere with other people’s normal life, work and study. From 21:00 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. in summer and from 21:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. in winter, the above-mentioned recreational and sports activities that produce noise are prohibited. ” In case of violation of the provisions, a “warning will be given; if no correction is made after the warning, a fine of 200 yuan to 500 yuan will be imposed.”. “Regulations” will “12345” government service hotline in the form of laws and regulations announced and confirmed as a complaint hotline, to facilitate the memory of the masses and complaints.
In fact, in recent years, problems caused by square dance are not uncommon. There are square dance grandmothers fighting for basketball court with young men. Some residents throw water bombs at the dancing crowd and set up high pitched cannons, which even lead to vicious conflicts. On the evening of August 30, 2013, Shi, a Beijing resident, quarreled with his neighbor because he couldn’t bear the loud music played by his neighbor’s square dance. After that, he fired a gun into the sky with a shotgun and released his Tibetan mastiff to drive away the dancers.
The reporter learned from the Standing Committee of Xuchang Municipal People’s Congress that Xuchang is the first city in Henan Province to make clear legislative provisions on the period of square dance. It is reported that at present, there are some cities in the country in the form of legislation to limit square dance, but the overall number is not large. For example, the “Regulations of Beijing Municipality on the promotion of civilized behavior” will come into effect on June 1, 2020, focusing on the rectification of the disturbing behavior of square dance sound. Those who do not correct after warning will be fined more than 200 yuan and less than 500 yuan. The regulations of Shanghai Municipality on the protection and promotion of public cultural services, which came into effect on January 1, 2021, stipulates that mass sports and fitness activities shall comply with relevant regulations and public order and good customs, and shall not affect the normal work and life of others. The regulations of Chongqing Municipality on the promotion of civilized behavior, which is being formulated, is intended to provide for sports and recreational activities such as fitness, singing and dancing, rational use of venues, facilities and equipment, and no interference with others