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    Beijing mulls ban on paddle boarding, kayaking in downtown waterways out of security concerns

    A man paddles on the Liangma River in Beijing on August 6, 2022. Photo: IC ¬†Beijing is mulling to stop water sports including the recently very popular paddle boarding and kayaking in some inner-city waterways out of safety considerations, banning wild swimming and ice skating in high-risk lakes, rivers and reservoirs. Beijing’s water management-related departments have asked for public opinions on a new list of areas where water-related activities are restricted.¬† According to the list, residents will be forbidden to engage in water sports including paddle boarding, kayaking, rubber boating and powerboating in waterways that have sightseeing boats within Beijing’s Fifth Ring Road area and within the Beijing Municipal Administrative…

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