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Power Crunch in Sichuan Adds to Industry’s Woes in China

  • Sichuan activates highest emergency response amid heat wave
  • Higher power demand across China threatens wider disruptions
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Sichuan Power Crunch Hits Factories
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Sichuan’s worst drought in more than a half century spurred the Chinese province to extend industrial power cuts and activate its highest emergency response, adding to manufacturers’ woes as they shut down factories in the region.