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

Left Out in the Cold: The Cost of Blue Skies in Beijing

While Beijingers are breathing easy, millions in Northern China have been left to withstand subzero temperatures without any heat at all.

by Justine Lopez, 20 December 2017

Beijing's Elderly Residents Invade IKEA for Free Heat

Ever since IKEA turned on its heaters, an increasing amount of Beijing's senior citizens have been flocking to the store.

by Justine Lopez, 11 November 2016

Fuels Used to Cook and Heat are Worsening Beijing's Air

A new study finds that household fuels are a bigger source of smog in Beijing than power plants.

by Justine Lopez, 29 June 2016

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