China increases power cuts, ‘scared’ suppliers look to leave country

Regular power outages decided on by the Chinese government to save electricity, now look permanent — and technology manufacturers say they are being scared into moving to different countries.

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Since June, China’s government has been forcing companies to shut down at times to save electricity. Now firms say they get weekly notifications of which days they will have no power, and fears that this is permanent are reviving aims to move away.

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