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Guo Ye: Red clothing is now restricted to government officials as a badge of office. Red dye is also restricted due to its expense.
All red items must be turned over to local officials for return to the seat of government.
Likewise, new legislation requires that all gunpowder and fireworks be given over to military use. Common citizens are not allowed to possess them.
We thank your village for its prompt cooperation and contributions.