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Electricity shortages lead to factory closures

Electricity suppliers in the industrial powerhouse of Guangdong have urged factories to reduce their power consumption, saying immense consumption and high temperatures are putting too much strain on the region’s power system. Seventeen cities in the province have imposed restrictions on electricity consumption, according to the Caixin business portal. Factories will be closed for three days a week in some regions. The neighboring regions of Guangxi and Yunnan are also struggling with power shortages.

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