Pictures of the day: When heat waves hit China, people have solutions

July 11, 2011Jing Gao8 Comments, , , , ,

July 7 of each year is called Lesser Heat, according to Chinese traditional Twenty-Four Solar Terms, which marks the beginning of the hottest days in summer. People all over China have either taken out their artillery and declared war on the heat, or flocked to the favorite  summer haunts for a little shade and crispness. (Picked from IFENG and KDNet)

The worst-hit areas in China should be university dormitories. A majority of student halls in China are not equipped with any air conditioner or even ceiling fan. College students have to marshal their electric fans of all sizes to create an omnidirectional cooling system and stay cool.

Many climb to the rooftop and sleep on bamboo or straw mats for more breeze.

Or stay in the corridor.

Or…Is’t it going too far?

A man shrouds himself in a jacket while taking photographs in the sun at Qijiang Park, Zhongshan, Guangdong.

A man in the town of Zhenlong, Huiyang District of Huizhou, Guangdong covers his head with a leafy branch.

A couple is sporting in Xiang River in Zhuzhou, Hunan.

In a water park in Chongqing, tens of thousands of residents get soaked.

Jinshan beach in Shanghai is open to public for free due to the summer heat.

A worker in Fuzhou, southern Fujian province is taking a rest under the shade of a tree.

A woman in bikini is standing on a sea shore near the Bund in Shanghai.

Residents in an old neighborhood in the city of Yangzhou, Jiangsu province sit in the alleyway to enjoy the relative coolness.

Two people in Xi’an, Shaanxi province are seated in a rest area in an underground tunnel originally designed as a air raid shelter.

A couple sleep on two benches at a park in Xi’an and hide under two umbrellas while taking a nap。

Residents in Guiyang, Guizhou province jump into the river for a splash.

A man buries himself in the sand and covers his head that sticks out with a wet towel on a beach in Qingdao, Shandong province.


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8 comments to “Pictures of the day: When heat waves hit China, people have solutions”

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  4. Bill Rich | July 12, 2011 | Permalink Reply

    Wow. The fans. Do you think they use less electric power than A/C ? BTW, Chinese buildings are poorly insulated so that A/C doesn't work too well.

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  6. fred | July 16, 2011 | Permalink Reply

    70 % de la production du monde bravo …par contre si ils passait au SMIG français combien paieront on les babioles de noël ? … trop en effet … comme lu , je ne sais ou , il faut garder un certain nombre de chômeurs et de faible salaires pour faire tourner l économie mondiales a moindre cout .

  7. Agathe | August 5, 2011 | Permalink Reply

    Incroyable quand même, et cette chaleur suffocante qui nous asphixie en ce moment à Paris ! On ne connait pas encore la pénurie des ventilos comme en 2003 et heureusement !

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