Record snowfall brings Beijing and Seoul to a standstill (破纪录的暴雪使北京和汉城交通瘫痪）Tania Branigan in Beijing guardian.co.uk, Monday 4 January 2010 12.59
Thousands of schools closed and hundreds of flights cancelled in China and South Korea as roads paralysed by ice and snowPunishing winter weather buffeted China and South Korea today, with Seoul residents experiencing the heaviest snowfall in modern history.
Biting cold, ice and snow have paralysed roads and caused the cancellation of hundreds of flights in north Asia since the weekend. In China, more than 2.2 million pupils in Beijing and nearby Tianjin enjoyed a day off as officials took the rare step of closing thousands of schools.
Temperatures in the Chinese capital are expected to fall to -18C (-32F) tonight, with predictions they could reach -32C in the northernmost parts of the country by Wednesday morning. （下略）