Explainer: Why Beijing Gets Central Heating Yet the South is Left in the Cold

When the ancient Huai River-Qin Mountains Line and the days of central planning combine...

by Ned Kelly, 12 December 2018

China Could Soon Be the World's Deadliest Place for Heatwaves

Unsurvivable heatwaves are predicted to hit China's most densely populated region by the end of the century, a new study suggests.

by Phumelele Simelane, 04 August 2018

Beijing Zoo Animals Cool Down with Giant Ice Cubes and Mung Bean Soup

Pandas, rhinos and polar bears at the Beijing Zoo are being fed watermelons, giant ice cubes and mung bean soup in order to cope with the scorching heat.

by Justine Lopez, 13 July 2017

Yet Another Heatwave Expected to Hit Beijing Starting Tomorrow

Get ready... temperatures will spike to 38C (100F) on Thursday and 37C on Friday.

by Justine Lopez, 14 June 2017

Heatwave Alert: Beijing Temperatures Will Spike to 38C on Thursday

Yet another heatwave is expected to smother the capital from Wednesday until Saturday. Things are about to get hot.

by Justine Lopez, 15 May 2017

Beijing's Heating Will Be Turned on Sunday, 2 Days Early

Get ready to bask in the warmth of your radiators on November 13.

by Justine Lopez, 07 November 2016

Beijing's Central Heating Might Be Turned On Early

Because of the cold snap expected to hit Beijing next week, officials will meet tomorrow to discuss the possibility of turning the heat on early.

by Justine Lopez, 02 November 2016

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