That's right! China decided that it was officially winter and, therefore, cold enough to turn on the central heating in all the buildings. Never mind that it's a beautiful 55 degrees, calm and sunny today. All week it's been winter, a windy Chicago-like 35 by the time the sun goes down for my walk home. My feet were chilled to the bone. I got a brief respite after lunch when four of us play ping pong for 45 minutes. That warms me back up to neutral. But in the five hours between lunch and 6pm, it's cold. Somehow, our office is even colder than outside.
But today is November 15th, the day China decided would be the first day of winter. So today we get heat in our homes and workplace.
I'm opening some windows.