in China

Explainer: Why Beijing Gets Central Heating Yet Shanghai is Left in the Cold – Thatsmags.com

I’ve often wondered this while putting on my thermals to keep warm despite having the air conditioner on full blast.

Due to budgetary limitations, however, this heating entitlement was only extended to areas to the north of the geographical dividing line between northern and southern China – the Huai River-Qin Mountains Line. The logic being that they have a longer winter, which last for at least 90 days (meteorologically, a winter day is defined in China as when the average daily temperature falls below 5 C).

Source: Explainer: Why Beijing Gets Central Heating Yet Shanghai is Left in the Cold – Thatsmags.com