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How to Deal With a Heat Wave in China [Copy link] 中文

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It's been hot in China. Really, really hot. For the last 24 days the temperature in Shanghai, for instance, hasn't dropped below 95. This isn't a dry heat, either: think Atlanta, not Phoenix. The current heat wave -- which is expected to continue into the first part of August -- has already claimed 11 lives in the city and has had an effect on business.
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In a crowded country where many homes lack air conditioning, China's people have to get creative in order to escape the heat. One option is public pools -- but these can get a little crowded. How crowded? Consider this image, from an artificial pool in Suining, Sichuan Province, which looks like it could have come from Where's Waldo.
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air-con and cold beer
Life is hard; it's harder if you're stupid.

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As the old saying, calm mind brings cool{:soso_e144:}

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It's 40 C in Wuhan today! Spending the day in my air con looking outside at the semi-blue sky!

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Boilermaker21 Post time: 2013-8-7 13:30
It's 40 C in Wuhan today! Spending the day in my air con looking outside at the semi-blue sky!

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DSseeing Post time: 2013-8-7 16:29
Autumn is approaching

That is what they tell me, but I don't know that I believe them. The weather forecast is predicting sunny skies with temperatures of 39-40 C everyday for the next 10 days. My kid's school opens next week and it is going to be hot, hot, hot. So thankful that their classroom has AC, but the hallways, toilets and cafeteria do not. Yikes!

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