Getting loud: Chinese government to regulate nuisance of ‘public dancing’

Getting loud: Chinese government to regulate nuisance of ‘public dancing’

[Ed. – One for the “Who knew?” column.  Maybe Manhattan should take notes.]

A spate of noisy disputes between middle-aged women and nearby residents has prompted China’s communist leaders to step in and regulate dancing in public places, state media said Monday.

Groups of dancers often gather on China’s public squares and street corners performing choreographed routines to loud music, sometimes provoking anger from neighbours.

China will step up efforts to manage such dancers, creating a “public square dancing management mechanism” which will be “under government leadership”, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

“Public square dancing will enter into the social management system,” Xinhua cited a joint statement from four central departments including the culture ministry and the civil affairs ministry as saying.

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