Some traffic lights in Shenyang, the capital of the Liaoning province, suddenly stopped working on Thursday, resulting in severe traffic jams. Photo: Weibo
Some traffic lights in Shenyang, the capital of the Liaoning province, suddenly stopped working on Thursday, resulting in severe traffic jams. Photo: Weibo

China electricity shortage: industrial production grinds to halt and traffic lights fail amid rationing

  • Half of China’s provincial jurisdictions mandate rationing of electricity, but poor communication and unclear timeline leave angry public in the dark
  • One local government warns that entire power grid at risk of collapse if electricity is not rationed

Some traffic lights in Shenyang, the capital of the Liaoning province, suddenly stopped working on Thursday, resulting in severe traffic jams. Photo: Weibo
Some traffic lights in Shenyang, the capital of the Liaoning province, suddenly stopped working on Thursday, resulting in severe traffic jams. Photo: Weibo
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