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Freezing temperatures, snow, ice blanket China, shutting highways

A man pushes a trolley as he walks next to his dog amid snowfall in Beijing, China, on 14th December, 2023

Beijing. ChinaReuters Chinese authorities limited traffic flows on highways on Friday in several provinces after vehicles collided on icy patches as temperatures plummeted to below freezing across most of the country. Temperatures will drop to as low as minus 40 degrees Celsius in parts of the north-eastern province of Heilongjiang and in the western region […]

Beijing sweats in extreme 40 degrees-plus heat for record third day

A woman walks with cold patches on her forehead and neck amid a red alert for heatwave in Beijing, China, on 23rd June, 2023

Beijing, ChinaReuters Beijing topped 40 degrees Celsius on Saturday for a record third day as the Chinese capital sweltered in extreme heat, while uncommonly high temperatures for June grilled an area the size of California in northern China.  At 1:51pm, the temperature measured by Beijing’s benchmark weather station in its southern suburbs briefly soared above […]

Mine collapse in China kills five, 48 miners still missing

Rescue workers are seen at the site of a collapsed coal mine in Alxa League, Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, China, in this screengrab taken from a video shot February 23, 2023. CGTN/Handout via REUTERS

Beijing, ChinaReuters At least five people were killed and 48 others were still missing a day after the collapse of a coal mine in China’s northern region of Inner Mongolia, state media reported on Thursday. The open-pit mine operated by small local firm Xinjing Coal Mining Co collapsed in a landslide, leaving dozens of workers […]