A woman buys groceries from a mini-market using a light bulb powered by a petrol generator during a blackout in Shenyang, Liaoning province, on Wednesday. Photo: AP
A woman buys groceries from a mini-market using a light bulb powered by a petrol generator during a blackout in Shenyang, Liaoning province, on Wednesday. Photo: AP

China’s power crisis: Beijing vows to increase coal imports and ‘strengthen adjustment of supply and demand’

  • Top economic planner says coal-production capacity will be increased as critical shortage keeps prices at record highs
  • Analysts say power companies must be allowed to charge more for energy, but prices are strictly regulated under ‘planned economy’

A woman buys groceries from a mini-market using a light bulb powered by a petrol generator during a blackout in Shenyang, Liaoning province, on Wednesday. Photo: AP
A woman buys groceries from a mini-market using a light bulb powered by a petrol generator during a blackout in Shenyang, Liaoning province, on Wednesday. Photo: AP
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