Living in the socialist workers paradise of China - Electricity

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Looks like another win for centralised planning - should have let the utilities plan for themselves as they have skin in the game. From The Beeb:

Power cuts hit homes in north-east China
Residents in north-east China are experiencing unannounced power cuts, as an electricity shortage which initially hit factories spreads to homes.

People living in Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang provinces have complained on social media about the lack of heating, and lifts and traffic lights not working.

Local media said the cause was a rise in coal prices leading to short supply.

The country is highly dependent on coal for power.

One power company said it expected the power cuts to last until spring next year, and that unexpected outages would become "the new normal". Its post, however, was later deleted.

The energy shortage at first affected manufacturers across the country, many of whom have had to curb or stop production in recent weeks.

Just wonderful - not only leave the population without heat, they also hamstring the economy.

Is there anything that Communism can't do?

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