Fed-up residents have resorted to using a special device that messes with speakers to disperse China's ever-present "dancing grannies".
Residents have been using an infrared remote named "anti-square dancing magical device" in an attempt to silence the popular dancing troupes that are appearing in parks, public squares and housing estates across China.
Square dancing is now a massively popular pastime for China's senior population.
The energetic hobby is mostly participated in by retirees and women as a chance to make friends and exercise at the same time.
But the loud music in China's public spaces has become an annoyance for many, leading to constant disputes.
In 2013, it was reported that one disgruntled resident dumped faeces on a group of square dancing women in the central city of Wuhan.
Another incident involved a man shooting a woman in the thigh with an air gun while trying to destroy the dancer's loud speaker.
The remote device being used by more and more residents is advertised as being able to shut down most speakers operated by infrared signals.
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China's residents are getting their hands on the gadget for $15 (£11) to $40 (£29) from a shopping site called Taobao.
Speaking to VICE, Han Lei, a 19-year-old businessman said he's successfully managed to repel "most dancing troupes" in his neighbourhood using the remote.
He said that he's been disturbed by loud music from the square-dancers late at night for a long time, but claims reporting the anti-social behaviour to the police did nothing.
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In March Lei decided to take matters into his own hands and purchased the device,
The 19-year-old reportedly goes around turning off loud speakers after 9pm and recalls stopping 36 square troupes in one evening.
“Reporting to the police does not work. They would only stop when they think their speakers are not functioning,” he said.
Adding: “I was upholding justice."
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After seeing the incredible demand for the device, the young entrepreneur decided to include it in his own electronics business.
He claims to have sold more than 20,000 devices in the past four months.
More and more Chinese cities are introducing new regulations to fight loud noise produced by square dancers.
A community in Shanghai has implemented a high-tech noise detecting system that blasts out warnings when square dancing music exceeds a certain volume.
Another local authority tried to convince square dancers to wear bluetooth earphones, but participants reportedly claimed this wasn't as fun as listening together as a group.
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