Brutal cold strikes China

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Countries throughout Europe and Asia are experiencing an unusually cold winter. In Russia, the coldest temperatures on record since 1938 have left at least 88 dead. Temperatures in Ulan Bator, capital of Mongolia, have dipped to minus 50 degrees Celsius in recent weeks. Additionally, temperatures of -20 degrees Celsius or below have hit China: the Chinese province of Inner Mongolia witnessed the mercury falling to -40 degrees Celsius last weekend. Another cold spell is expected to hit China in the next several days, which will bring strong winds, potentially heavy snowfall as well as sharp temperature drops.


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