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China buzz: Leaking pipeline creates wall of steam in Beijing

CCTV.com

01-20-2016 05:06 BJT

A heat pipeline in downtown Beijing burst on Monday night. The leakage on Chang'an Avenue left 420 households without heat, and created misty conditions along part of the road reducing visibility.

Plumbers from the Beijing District Heating Group said low temperatures and increased heating demands were behind the leak. But they reassured shivering Beijingers that the heating will be restored by Tuesday night.

Leaking pipeline creates wall of steam in Beijing

Leaking pipeline creates wall of steam in Beijing

Contest to name twin panda cubs opens

Animal lovers from all over the world now have the chance to name a pair of four-month-old twin panda cubs.

The pair were born in southwest Chengdu, They’ve been selected as the first EVER Animal Goodwill Ambassadors by the United Nations Development Program. If you want to join the naming contest, just visit the official website on your screen now.

Bookworms occupy subway car to promote reading

54 young bookworms occupied a subway carriage in Beijing on Sunday evening- each of them reading a physical book for half an hour.

The event organizer said they aimed to get commuters to do more with their journey than look at their mobiles. The stunt followed statistics that showed each Chinese person read 4.56 printed books on average in 2014, fewer than 4.77 in 2013.

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