A man eats noodles by the light of his cellphone during a recent blackout in Shenyang, Liaoning province. Photo: AP A man eats noodles by the light of his cellphone during a recent blackout in Shenyang, Liaoning province. Photo: AP
A man eats noodles by the light of his cellphone during a recent blackout in Shenyang, Liaoning province. Photo: AP

How China’s power crunch creates chaos, uncertainty in hardest-hit northeast rust belt

  • Residents are pleading for more to be done as businesses shut down and authorities vow to address the problem
  • After poor planning by local governments and grid operators, a severe shortage of coal continues to fuel questions about when rolling blackouts will end

Topic |   China’s power crisis
A man eats noodles by the light of his cellphone during a recent blackout in Shenyang, Liaoning province. Photo: AP A man eats noodles by the light of his cellphone during a recent blackout in Shenyang, Liaoning province. Photo: AP
A man eats noodles by the light of his cellphone during a recent blackout in Shenyang, Liaoning province. Photo: AP
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