Northeast China is currently experiencing record low temperatures. In Beijing, the thermometer in the Mentougou district dropped to minus 22.4 degrees Celsius, the lowest ever recorded in the capital, according to a report in the news magazine Caixin. Mohe, a city in the province of Heilongjiang, reported temperatures of minus 53 degrees Celsius. This surpassed China’s previous freezing record of minus 52.3 degrees, which had been reached in 1969. But temperatures also dropped to zero in the southwestern province of Yunnan, which is known for its mild winters.
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