People walk along The Bund promenade as decorative lights are switched off to save energy in Shanghai on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
People walk along The Bund promenade as decorative lights are switched off to save energy in Shanghai on Tuesday. Photo: AFP

Energy crunch under Shanghai’s heatwave send post-lockdown recovery into spasms in China’s commercial hub

  • Shanghai authorities switched off lights for two days along The Bund waterfront and the Lujiazui finance zone to save power
  • The two-month lockdown caused Shanghai’s economy to contract by 13.7 per cent in the second quarter, the worst slowdown in four decades

People walk along The Bund promenade as decorative lights are switched off to save energy in Shanghai on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
People walk along The Bund promenade as decorative lights are switched off to save energy in Shanghai on Tuesday. Photo: AFP
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