Exceptionally cold weather sweeping across China has caused a surge in power and gas consumption in the world’s largest energy consumer and hampered transportation.
China’s Central Meteorological Station released the first cold warning in 2021 earlier in the week to several regions. Cities such as the eastern port city of Qingdao recorded the lowest temperature in history.
In the capital city of Beijing, the temperature dropped to -19.6 C (-3.28 F . . .
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