This weekend cities across China were struck by heat. Xinhua reports that a third of the Middle Kingdom experienced extreme heat-waves, Shanghai saw its hottest July in 140 years, Hunan’s Changsha was stuck with 35+ degrees Celsius and Beijing issued another orange alert as the temperature hit a 37 degree high.
Southwest China, home to one of the hottest “oven cities” Chongqing, experienced sauna-like conditions. Tourists flocked to the Dead Sea of China, a popular resort in Suining, Sichuan province. On July 28th, Sichuan Basin’s scorching hot weather caused over 15,000 tourists to flock to the salt lake . The Dead Sea Holiday Resort was transformed into a gigantic soup overflowing with colorful swimmers.