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Shanghai’s Skyline Goes Dark as Sichuan Power Woes Spill Over

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China’s Drought and Power Crunch

Shanghai’s iconic skyscrapers dimmed their exteriors Monday as part of a two-day suspension, as the financial hub feels the spillover effects of an acute power shortage wreaking economic havoc thousands of kilometers away.

City authorities announced Sunday that in order to manage electricity use, landscape lighting and advertising billboards would be shut down in areas along the Huangpu riverside including The Bund waterfront, as well as central Lujiazui -- home to landmarks including the Oriental Pearl Tower and Shanghai Tower.