Shivering for diplomacy: Chinese villages ordered not to burn fuel to keep skies blue at APEC

November 10, 2014 2:45 PM

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Shivering for diplomacy: Chinese villages ordered not to burn fuel to keep skies blue at APEC

In this Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 photo, a man rides on a tricycle past banners with the words "Ensure APEC summit's safety, open burning is prohibited" on display at a main road entrance to the Upper Beitai, the village closest to the venue for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, in the Huairou district of Beijing, China Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. The streets are tidier and new heating sources are on the way, but for now the nights are freezing for rural residents near the Beijing summit venue where authorities have banned wood fires to curb pollution. (AP Photo/Andy Wong) (The Associated Press)

In this Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014 photo, a woman pushes a natural gas cylinder past an elderly couple taking a rest in the Upper Beitai, the village closest to the venue for the upcoming Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, in the Huairou district of Beijing, China. The streets are tidier and...

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