China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal, used for heating, cooking, electricity generation and steel making. Photo: Reuters
China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal, used for heating, cooking, electricity generation and steel making. Photo: Reuters

5 things you need to know about China’s power crisis

  • China has been dealing with power rationing and blackouts since September due to Beijing’s determination to cut emissions and surging prices
  • The power crunch has already had an impact on the economy and has raised concerns ahead of the winter heating season

China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal, used for heating, cooking, electricity generation and steel making. Photo: Reuters
China is the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal, used for heating, cooking, electricity generation and steel making. Photo: Reuters
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