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China shivers through Lunar New Year as temperatures tumble

Cold snap threatens agriculture, water and energy supplies as well as travel

In Shenyang, capital of northeast China's Liaoning province, the mercury dropped to minus 23.8 C, according to the China Meteorological Administration. (Imaginechina via AP Images).

A cold snap that began last week and is coinciding with the Lunar New Year holidays has caused temperatures in parts of China, including the capital Beijing, to plunge to record lows, with business and financial hubs Shanghai and Guangzhou shivering through their chilliest days so far this winter.

On Wednesday morning a weather station in Beijing's Mentougou district recorded its lowest-ever temperature, minus 22.4 C, the National Meteorological Center (NMC) said.

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