Parts of southern China have been gripped by record temperatures and drought in recent months. Photo: Bloomberg
Parts of southern China have been gripped by record temperatures and drought in recent months. Photo: Bloomberg

China to boost coal use as drought-fuelled power shortages trigger electricity rationing, factory closures

  • Parts of southern China have been gripped by record temperatures and drought in recent months, including major economic centres along the Yangtze River
  • Vice-Premier Han Zheng, a member of the Politburo Standing Committee, has called for stronger support for coal power as hydropower reservoirs dry up

Parts of southern China have been gripped by record temperatures and drought in recent months. Photo: Bloomberg
Parts of southern China have been gripped by record temperatures and drought in recent months. Photo: Bloomberg
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