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

Topic |   China’s power crisis
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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