Roger L. Simon

Is China Freezing or Are They Just Trying to Play a Trick on Al Gore?

In the past week, the snowstorms have hit the provinces in central, eastern and southern China — places that are used to mild winters, not extreme wintry blasts.

“We’ve never seen such a cold weather lasting for such long a time,” said Tang Shan, a man in his 70s in Changsha, the capital of Hunan province. “The last time we had one here was over 50 years ago, and not this bad.”