In Beijing, Their Pre-winter of Discontent – John M. Glionna

From The Los Angeles Times: Today is Li Xiulan’s favorite day of the year — it’s even better than her birthday. It’s the day they turn the heat on. Winter weather has already arrived here, with temperatures dropping into the high 30s on some nights. But Li’s home in the 500-unit Flower Garden Apartments in […]

Welfare heating to be stopped in 2007 – Zhu Zhe

From The China Daily: Urban residents in northern China will have to pay for their cozy winter living by the end of 2007. A notice issued on Saturday by the Ministry of Construction and seven other ministries urged a commercialized heating system within two years. Regarded as a public welfare service, heating has been free […]



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