Chinese daredevils challenging the freezing cold

China is expected to soon experience the coldest week of this winter, due to a stream of cold air from Siberia spilling south into China, which is going to result in temperatures dipping to below -10 degrees Celsius in the north and below freezing in much of the country, creating a new winter record.

Beijingers have wrapped up warmly, as the capital city braces for its coldest week of this winter.

Despite that, some people are still keen on challenging the cold in some rather strange ways. Check out how these daredevils are tackling the freezing cold.


A woman swims in the partially frozen Songhuajiang River in northeast China’s Jilin Province on Tuesday. The northeaster part of China is the country’s coldest region during winters.


Two men took on an ice-bucket challenge in Changsha, central China’s Hunan Proveince, on Sunday to raise awareness and money for cancer patients.


A man played Chinese chess while immersing himself in a box full of ice cubes in Handan, north China’s Hebei Province, last Saturday.


Soldiers trained in the snow in Heihe, northeast China’s Heilongjiang Province, on January 4, despite the temperature being -31 degrees Celsius.


A pole dancer performed in a snow field in Mohe county, the northernmost tip of China, on December 23, when the temperature was below -30 degrees Celsius.

(All photographs are obtained from the Internet.)

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