Bad Energy Policies and Trade Wars Result in Blackouts Across China Due to Coal Shortage

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At least 17 provinces in China have experienced intermittent power outages due to a coal shortage. Even traffic lights and medical clinics experienced power failure in two areas. On Sunday evening, a utility company issued a notice that electricity cuts were expected to “occur frequently” until March 2022 and would likely be “irregular, unplanned, and unannounced.” The shortage is a consequence of the energy and international trade policies by the Chinese government.