Women stand on a pedestrian overpass in front of residential buildings during a hazy day at the Pudong financial area in Shanghai, China, in this November 30, 2015 file picture. To match CHINA-PROPERTY/ REUTERS/Aly Song/Files
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Schools have been suspended and emergency workers put on standby in China as the country braces for historically cold weather, including 30-year lows in places, the government and state media said Thursday.The National Meteorological Center predicted temperatures would drop up to 10 degrees C across much of the country over the next four days, according to a statement on its website.Commercial hub Shanghai and Changsha, capital of the central province of Hunan, are expected to see their coldest temperatures for 30 years, with lows forecast to hover around -5 C over the weekend.Changsha will be colder than it was during a 2008 blizzard that left 129 people dead across southern China and caused 150 billion yuan ($23 billion) of damage.
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